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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.698

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with straight sides. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers with Eight Buddhist emblems floating or supported on flower heads, above band of overlapping panels. Inscription in centre written vertically in a double rectangle within a double circle. classic scrolls around foot.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        inside
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明萬里年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da ming Wanli nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made during the Wanli reign of the Great Ming dynasty
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:

    PDF B698

    Bowl with the Eight Buddhist Emblems


    This bowl on a high foot is painted in underglaze blue with the八吉祥 (ba ji xiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’), supported by flowering lotus scroll. These Eight Buddhist Emblems are the endless knot, lotus flower, canopy, conch shell, treasure vase, wheel of the law, twin fish and banner or standard of victory. There is a six-character Wanli mark written vertically in a double rectangle inside the bowl. The bowl is based on an original design of the Xuande period (see PDF B630).

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.73, no.B698 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 98-99, no.B698 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case20/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Presented by Bluett and Sons.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.698

Porcelain bowl with straight sides. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers with Eight Buddhist emblems floating or supported on flower heads, above band of overlapping panels. Inscription in centre written vertically in a double rectangle within a double circle. classic scrolls around foot.

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