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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    first half of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:

    C.318-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 2

Physical description

Bowl of porcelain, painted outside with flowering branches and two gourds; inside on the bottom a circular medallion containing a blue dragon among cloud scrolls, surrounded by two gourds and a fan.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

first half of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of the Chinese emperor Wanli (1573-1620) in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Diameter: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, first half of 18th century

Labels and date

Bowl
Porcelain decorated with gourds and cherry blossoms in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilding.
Mark: 'Dai Ming Manreki nen sei' (made in the Wanli period of the great Ming Dynasty)
Early 18th century
Given by Lt-Col K Dingwall D.S.O.
C.318-1919 [as at 2005]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Fans; Gourd; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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