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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.624

  • Description

    Conical Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue wide band of two phoenixes amid scrolling flowers and leaves. Three tall rocks in waves with men and fighting water buffalo on the interior. Trellis patterns around the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC-17thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 118 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character archaistic Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A624

    Conical bowl with phoenixes


    This conical blue-and-white bowl is painted outside with two phoenixes amid scrolling lotus flowers and leaves. Inside there is a scene of figures and water buffalo. On the base is an apocryphal four-character Xuande reign mark in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue 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.38, no.A624, pl.VI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.58, no.A624 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc22/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.624

Conical Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue wide band of two phoenixes amid scrolling flowers and leaves. Three tall rocks in waves with men and fighting water buffalo on the inside. Trellis patterns around the rim. Inscription on base.

Conical Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue wide band of two phoenixes amid scrolling flowers and leaves. Three tall rocks in waves with men and fighting water buffalo on the inside. Trellis patterns around the rim. Inscription on base.

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