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Lobed porcelain bowl with flattened sides. Underglaze blue with a dragon and clouds roundel in centre and outside with dragons in each lobe. Parallel blue lines around inner and outer rim. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 162 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double ring in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:
Potters invented this fluted shape in response to a court order in the Xuande era. The brush-washer is decorated with a dragon amid clouds in a central roundel inside and with octofoil cartouches framing dragons in clouds in the ten lobes outside. It carries a Xuande mark on its base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35
Lobed porcelain bowl with flattened sides. Underglaze blue with a dragon and clouds roundel in centre and outside with dragons in each lobe. Parallel blue lines around inner and outer rim. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39509
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