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Deep porcelain bowl with high, rounded sides and a slightly flaring mouthrim. There is a medallion of a dragon and phoenix among clouds in wucai-style underglaze cobalt blue and red, yellow and green overglaze enamels in the centre of the interior, a band of key fret at the exterior rim, and four chysanthemum clusters growing around a rock on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Production date
Diameter: 182 millimetres
Height: 84 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620
Room 95 label text:
Wucai bowl with flowers
Potters decorated this bowl in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, and green. Inside it is painted with a dragon and phoenix. Outside are flowers and insects. The base carries and underglaze blue Wanli reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
- On display (G95/dc27/sh8)
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