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Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling Buddhist emblems supported on lotus flowers. Band of classic scrolls around the foot. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 84 millimetres
- Diameter: 159 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark written vertically in a double rectangle inside a double circle in the centre of the inner surface of the bowl
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with the Eight Buddhist Emblems
This bowl on a high foot is painted in underglaze blue with the八吉祥 (ba ji xiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’), supported by flowering lotus scroll. These Eight Buddhist Emblems are the endless knot, lotus flower, canopy, conch shell, treasure vase, wheel of the law, twin fish and banner or standard of victory. There is a six-character Xuande mark written vertically in a double rectangle inside the bowl.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling Buddhist emblems supported on lotus flowers. Band of classic scrolls around the foot. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39898
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