Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling hibiscus flowers with star-shaped leaves around outside and similar band around inside cavetto. Roundel in centre with large flower head in double circle. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 147 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa ming chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Chenghua reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
‘Palace’ bowl with floral scrolls
Potters achieved a new purity of porcelain clay and a new delicacy in vessel shapes at the imperial kilns in the Chenghua era. Improvements were made in the preparation of the cobalt so that the underglaze blue designs appear more even than in earlier periods. Surviving palace bowls are known in twelve different floral patterns. This bowl is a Qing dynasty copy of a Chenghua palace bowl made in the early eighteenth century. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1730
Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling hibiscus flowers with star-shaped leaves around outside and similar band around inside cavetto. Roundel in centre with large flower head in double circle. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39963
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