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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.569

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1567-1572
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35 millimetres
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        隆慶年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Longqing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Longqing reign period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Longqing 1567-1572Room 95 label text:

    PDF A569

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.39, no.A569 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.40, no.A569 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case20/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    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.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.569

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.

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