Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with separated stylised lotus petals and band of squared spirals at the rim. Wide band of scrolling chrysanthemums and camellias inside , below narrow band of waves around inside rim. Central roundel with fruit spray.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 102 millimetres
- Diameter: 210 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Lotus bud bowl with flowers
The shape of this bowl was first used in the Yongle period (AD 1403–24). It is called a 蓮子(lianzi ‘lotus bud’) bowl and outside is painted with a design of lotus petals. Inside around a central fruit spray is a band of scrolling chrysanthemums and camellias with a narrow band of waves inside the rim.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD1403–1424
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Object reference number: RRC39905
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