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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.623

  • Description

    Double porcelain bowl with porcelain dish set in the interior sealing the top and a hole at the base. Underglaze blue with scrolling lotus and lappets. Two flying dragons, feiyu, inside with water weeds.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1488-1505
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 84 millimetres
    • Diameter: 162 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming HongzhiRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A623

    Blue-and-white warming bowl


    This porcelain bowl has a shallow liner dish set inside and a hole at the base. Outside it is painted with underglaze blue lotus scrolls and stylised petals around the foot. Inside are two flying dragons with water weeds. This bowl is unmarked and made for the Chinese domestic market.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Hongzhi period, AD 1488–1505

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 117 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 73, no. 73 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.28, no.44 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.38, no.A623, pl.VI bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.57, no.A623 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case19/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.623

Double porcelain bowl with porcelain dish set in the interior sealing the top and a hole at the base. Underglaze blue with scrolling lotus and lappets. Two flying dragons, feiyu,  inside with water weeds.

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