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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.611

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 98 millimetres
    • Diameter: 224 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming mid 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A611

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 102 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.36, no.A611, pl.V bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.54, no.A611 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case18/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.611

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.

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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