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    Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with single line just below rim and at top of foot. Central roundel inside with inscription in a single ring.

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    • 1500-1644
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    • Height: 57 millimetres
    • Diameter: 117 millimetres
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      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da ming Tianshun nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Tianshun period of the Great Ming (1457-64)
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF B647

    Bowl with apocryphal reign mark

    Inside this simple bowl is painted in underglaze blue an apocryphal reign mark which reads大明天順年製 (Da Ming Tianshun nian zhi ‘Made in the Tianshun reign of the Ming dynasty (AD 1457–64).

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1500–1644


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.63, no.B647 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.87, no.B647 bibliographic details
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Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with single line just below rim and at top of foot. Central roundel inside with inscription in a single ring.

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