Bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix roundels alternating with flame medallions around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 59 millimetres
- Diameter: 102 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty Chenghua reign
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with phoenix roundels
There is an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
23 November 2009
Examine rim, remove old fills. Re-fill if appropriate.
The rim of the bowl was chipped in a number of places almost all of which were incredibly dirty with small plaster fills.
The glaze of the bowl was very crackled and there was a worry about staining if any moisture was introduced. The plaster fills were picked out with a scalpel underneath a microscope.Several attempts were made at cleaning the staining of the rim using poultices of Klucel G mixed with IMS and then acetone. These attempts failed. Because of the nature of the glaze and staining in similar vessels when using Laponite it was decided that the stains should remain for the time being.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC40005
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.