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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.631

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with deep, flaring sides. Underglaze blue with three scenes: three gentlemen in a garden landscape, an elegant building enveloped in clouds and two small boys with a qin. Scenes separated by various trees. Central roundel inside with the Three Friends of Winter.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1465-1487
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 96 millimetres
    • Diameter: 205 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B631

    Dish with figures in a landscape


    Potters achieved a new purity of porcelain clay and a new delicacy in vessel shapes at the imperial kilns in the Chenghua era. Improvements were made in the preparation of the cobalt so that the underglaze blue designs appear more even than in earlier periods. Outside this dish is painted with three scenes: three gentlemen in a garden landscape, an elegant building enveloped in clouds and two small boys with a zither. The scenes are separated by various trees. Inside is a roundel with the Three Friends of Winter.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chenghua period, AD1465–87

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 119 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.59, no.B631 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.83, no.B631 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 70-71, no. 27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case19/sh3

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.631

Porcelain bowl with deep, flaring sides. Underglaze blue with three scenes: three gentlemen in a garden landscape, an elegant building enveloped in clouds and two small boys with a qin. Scenes separated by various trees. Central roundel inside with the Three Friends of Winter.

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