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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 53 millimetres
- Diameter: 118 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39530
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