Small porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue inside with character for 'tea' (cha) in double circle in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 94 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationJinlu dajiao tan yong
Inscription TranslationFor use with sacrificial offerings in front of a [Buddhist] shrine
Inscription CommentSix-character inscription reading 'Jinlu Dajiao Tan yong' (For use with sacrificial offerings in front of a [Buddhist] shrine) in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with inscription
This white porcelain bowl has a six-character inscription in underglaze blue on the base which reads金錄大醮壇用 (jinlu dajiao tan yong ‘For use with sacrificial offerings in front of a [Buddhist] shrine’). Inside in underglaze blue it has the character 茶 (cha 'tea').
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1522–66
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Object reference number: RRC39939
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