Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue scene of twelve geese feeding at a waterside around the sides, and central roundel with a single goose on a river bank. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 48 millimetres
- Diameter: 128 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty Jiajing reign
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with geese
Government kilns had access to the finest raw materials including imported cobalt. Imported cobalt is far superior to the blue pigment found locally to Jingdezhen in, for example, Leping and Ruizhou. After grinding for a long time, it appeared almost deep purple when fired beneath a transparent blue-tinged glaze. This bowl is decorated with a riverscape with geese and the base carries a Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
On display: G95/dc20/sh7
Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue scene of twelve geese feeding at a waterside around the sides, and central roundel with a single goose on a river bank. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39524
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