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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.627

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. There is a wide band of floral roundels separated by pendant cloud forms in underglaze blue, above a band of overlapping petal panels around the exterior, and a central roundel with fruit and leaf on the interior. There is an inscription on base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 130 millimetres
    • Diameter: 280 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        萬福攸同
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Wanfu youtong
      • Inscription Translation

        May a myriad blessings be bestowed [on the noble men]
      • Inscription Comment

        This is a quotation from the Shijing 'Book of Poetry' Section 2. chapter 2
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C627

    Blue-and-white bowl with roundels


    This blue and white bowl is decorated with roundels of fruiting branches. The base carries an underglaze blue inscription which reads 萬福攸同 (wanfu youtong ‘May a myriad blessings be bestowed [on the noble men]’). The organisation of production at Jingdezhen changed radically during the Jiajing to Wanli (AD 1522–1620) era. Potters produced a wider variety of forms and designs and in larger numbers than at any previous period in Jingdezhen’s history. They also used less refined clay as supplies from the principal source in 馬鞍山 (Ma’an shan) in north western Jiangxi declined. Bowls such as this were made for the domestic and export markets.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566
    Gallery 95 label text:

    PDF C627

    Blue-and-white bowl with roundels


    This blue and white bowl is decorated with roundels of fruiting branches. The base carries an underglaze blue inscription which reads 萬福攸同 (wanfu youtong ‘May a myriad blessings be bestowed [on the noble men’]). The organisation of production at Jingdezhen changed radically during the Jiajing to Wanli (AD 1522–1620) era. Potters produced a wider variety of forms and designs and in larger numbers than at any previous period in Jingdezhen’s history. They also used less refined clay as supplies from the principal source in 馬鞍山 (Ma’an shan) in north western Jiangxi declined. Bowls such as this were made for the domestic and export markets).


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.78, no.C627 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 105-106, no.C627 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case22/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.627

Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of floral roundels separated by pendant cloud forms around sides, above band of overlapping petal panels. Central roundel inside with fruit and leaf and inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of floral roundels separated by pendant cloud forms around sides, above band of overlapping petal panels. Central roundel inside with fruit and leaf and inscription on base.

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