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Round porcelain porcelain box. Underglaze blue on top with the Eight Buddhist emblems on lotus flowers scrolling around a centralised stylised flower head composed of a Buddhist wheel circled by lotus petals. Similar scrolling emblems on plinths around the sides. Bands of detached flower heads around edges of top and bottom half.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 97 millimetres
- Diameter: 196 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Covered box with Buddhist emblems
This round box has a flat-topped cover and is decorated in deep tones of underglaze blue. The cover, edge of the cover and tray are painted with the Eight Buddhist Emblems surrounded by flowering lotus scroll. These emblems are the endless knot, lotus flower, canopy, conch shell, treasure vase, wheel of the law, twin fish and banner or standard of victory.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35
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Object reference number: RRC39933
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