Square porcelain water-pot with high sides. Underglaze blue with four-square dragon in a roundel on each side, circled by scrolling lingzhi and leaves. Eight emblems on rim. Inscriptions on base and on bottom inside.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 77 millimetres
- Width: 78 millimetres
- Depth: 78 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Water pot with dragons
This water pot has four sides decorated with dragons in roundels. The base has an apocryphal six-character Wanli reign mark in a rectangular cartouche.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1900–1949
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Object reference number: RRC39918
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