Deep porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue and red with wide band depicting watery landscape with ducks, reeds and clouds in red and blue. Narrow band above with ten-character inscription in blue. Base partly glazed.
- Made in: Japan
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 100 millimetres
Inscription Positionaround rim
Inscription TransliterationYue xia yi sheng qie Kong zhong ba zi tiao
Inscription TranslationBeneath the moon a new sound is born, The Eight Signs have already been selected by the Almighty
Published PDF date : Ming early 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Tea bowl with an inscription
This tea bowl is painted in underglaze cobalt blue and underglaze copper red with a riverscape with ducks, reeds and clouds. Above this is an inscription which reads月下一聲切空中八字挑 (Yue xia yi sheng qie, Kong zhong ba zi tiao' Beneath the moon a new sound is born, The Eight Signs have already been selected by the Almighty). The cup was made in Japan in imitation of a late Ming cup.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and copper-red decoration
About AD 1800–1949
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Object reference number: RRC39953
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