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Porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peonies. Similar scrolling peonies on the interior. Decorative bands all delineated with parallel blue lines. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 98 millimetres
- Diameter: 224 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming mid 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with peonies
The Xuande emperor ruled China for just ten years in an era of relative social stability and economic prosperity, which led to great creativity in the arts and experimentation at Jingdezhen with different shapes and decorative styles. Literally millions of porcelain table wares and ritual vessels were made. The kilns’ output was staggering in terms of quantity but also with regard to quality of glaze and variety of forms. The bowl has a six-character Xuande reign mark on the base in a double ring.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
Porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peonies. Similar scrolling peonies on the inside. Decorative bands all delineated with parallel blue lines. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39517
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