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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 96 millimetres
- Diameter: 205 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
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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Object reference number: RRC39899
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