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Porcelain bowl. Covered outside with grey-green celadon-toned glaze. Underglaze blue inside with Yin-yang symbol enclosed by the Eight Trigrams and wave pattern, all in a central roundel. Plain glazed base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 35 millimetres
- Diameter: 90 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationLongqing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Longqing reign period
Published PDF date : Ming Longqing 1567-1572Room 95 label text:
Porcelain dish with celadon glaze
Longqing (AD1567–72) ceramics are particularly rare as the emperor only reigned for six years. Stylistically they relate closely to Jiajing and Wanli imperial wares. This small dish is decorated with a celadon glaze outside with a Yin-yang symbol enclosed by the Eight Trigrams and wave pattern inside and with a four character Longqing reign mark which reads隆慶年製 on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration and celadon type glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Longqing mark and period, AD 1567–1572
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 19th August 1931. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 13, p.360, no.1322. £50. Purchased by Bluett's from H.R.N. Norton on 19th August 1931.
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Object reference number: RRC39471
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