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Conical porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue in a pencilled style with a woman sitting on a rock near a willow tree watching three small boys playing. In the centre is a small roundel with a flower motif. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 34 millimetres
- Diameter: 105 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with a woman and children
This blue-and-white bowl is painted with a woman sitting on a rock near a willow tree watching three small boys playing. Chinese people regard genre scenes of children playing as auspicious, representing a wish for many sons. There is a four character underglaze blue apocryphal Xuande reign mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1580–1600
Conical porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue in a pencilled style with a woman sitting on a rock near a willow tree watching three small boys playing. In the centre is a small roundel with a flower motif. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39894
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