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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.618

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 128 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty Jiajing reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF A618

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.37, no.A618 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.56, no.A618 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case20/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.618

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.

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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