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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.558

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in yellow enamel over high-fired glaze. Transparent glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1488-1505
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 millimetres
    • Diameter: 186 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Hongzhi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:

    PDF A558

    Bowl with yellow glaze


    This bowl demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the bowl twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Hongzhi period.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD1488–1505

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.37, no.A558 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.37, no.A558 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case40/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.558


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