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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.699

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1730
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Diameter: 147 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da ming chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made during the Chenghua reign of the Great Ming dynasty
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character archaistic Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B699

    ‘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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 252 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.73, no.B699 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.99, no.B699 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 72-73, no. 28 (BOTTOM) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.699

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.

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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