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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.574

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. Covered inside and outside with coffee-brown glaze. Plain bluish-white glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 140 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Jiajing mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A574

    Bowl with coffee-brown glaze


    This bowl is covered with a coffee-brown iron pigmented glaze. The base carries an underglaze blue six-character Jiajing reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and coffee-brown glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.40, no.A574 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.40, no.A574 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.574

Porcelain bowl. Covered inside and outside with coffee-brown glaze. Plain bluish-white glaze on base, with inscription.

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