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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels. Double square on inside centre enclosing a character, band of fungus scroll just below the rim. Red outlined panel on exterior with children at play in a landscape, with floral motifs. Classic scroll band in red at the rim, enclosed by blue parallel lines. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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PDF.733

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Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels. Double square on inside centre enclosing a character, band of fungus scroll just below the rim. Red outlined panel on exterior with children at play in a landscape, with floral motifs. Classic scroll band in red at the rim, enclosed by blue parallel lines. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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  • Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels. Double square on inside centre enclosing a character, band of fungus scroll just below the rim. Red outlined panel on exterior with children at play in a landscape, with floral motifs. Classic scroll band in red at the rim, enclosed by blue parallel lines. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front

  • Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels. Double square on inside centre enclosing a character, band of fungus scroll just below the rim. Red outlined panel on exterior with children at play in a landscape, with floral motifs. Classic scroll band in red at the rim, enclosed by blue parallel lines. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front

  • Square porcelain bowl with flared sides and everted rim. Wucai style with underglaze blue and overglaze red, green, aubergine and black enamels. Double square on inside centre enclosing a character, band of fungus scroll just below the rim. Red outlined panel on exterior with children at play in a landscape, with floral motifs. Classic scroll band in red at the rim, enclosed by blue parallel lines. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

    Full: Front