Large stem porcelain cup. Underglaze cobalt blue with scrolling fruit spray roundels above band of overlapping lotus panels. Two parallel blue lines around rim and above foot. Inscription inside porcelain bowl.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 113 millimetres
- Diameter: 166 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double ring in underglaze blue inside the cup
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. Chinese scholars call the stemmed bowl 葵花式 ('Mallow shaped'). It is painted with ten unframed roundels of flower and fruit sprays including peach, persimmon, pomegranate and cherry. It is marked inside with a six-character Xuande reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35
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Object reference number: RRC39508
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