Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves above narrow band of overlapping petals. Central roundel inside with single flower, and anhua slip floral scroll around cavetto. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 76 millimetres
- Diameter: 208 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with lotus flowers.
Craftsmen made this technically accomplished dish by adding an暗花 (anhua ‘secret or hidden decoration’) of raised slip floral scroll, in the interior walls. Then they painted a six-character Xuande reign mark on the base in underglaze blue and painted scrolling lotus flowers and leaves outside and coated the whole dish with a clear glaze. Potters fired the dish at a high-temperature.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and anhua decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
PDF card: Acquired before 1934
Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves above narrow band of overlapping petals. Central roundel inside with single flower, and anhua slip floral scroll around cavetto. Inscription on base.
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