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tea-bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.689

  • Description

    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.

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 millimetres
    • Diameter: 100 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        around rim
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        月下一聲切空中八字挑
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yue xia yi sheng qie Kong zhong ba zi tiao
      • Inscription Translation

        Beneath the moon a new sound is born, The Eight Signs have already been selected by the Almighty
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming early 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B689

    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
    Japan 日本
    About AD 1800–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.71, no.B689 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.96, no.B689 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case23/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.689

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.

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