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Small porcelain seal in form of an old woman seated on a stool. Underglaze blue colouring woman's cloak and details of her face and hair. Horizontal inscription on front side of stool. Carved characters on unglazed base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Width: 22 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon front
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Inscription Scriptseal script
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
The knob of this seal is modelled in the form of an old woman, wearing a cloak, seated on a stool and the base has two seal script characters. The apocryphal reign mark on the front reads 宣德年製 (Xuande nian zhi ‘Made in the Xuande reign [AD 1426–35’). Seals were used in China from the 4th century BC but this one dates to the late sixteenth century. Seals were used for official and personal purposes instead of a signature or sometimes with a brush signature.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
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Object reference number: RRC40011
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