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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.632

  • Description

    Conical porcelain bowl. Monochrome blue glaze on the exterior with relief decoration in white slip of two groups of song birds perched on a prunus branch, with two butterflies between the groups. Underglaze blue conch shell on waves in a roundel on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 178 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A632

    Bowl with bird on a flowering prunus branch

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, cobalt-blue glaze and slip decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.40, no.A632 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.59, no.A632, colour p.40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc23/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.632

Conical porcelain bowl. Monochrome blue glaze on the outside with relief decoration in white slip of two groups of song birds perched on a prunus branch, with two butterflies between the groups. Underglaze blue conch shell on waves in a roundel on the inside.

Conical porcelain bowl. Monochrome blue glaze on the outside with relief decoration in white slip of two groups of song birds perched on a prunus branch, with two butterflies between the groups. Underglaze blue conch shell on waves in a roundel on the inside.

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