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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the collection of the late Surgeon-Captain J. A. Forrest, R.N.

  • Museum number:

    C.65-1954

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 7

Physical description

'Hot-water' bowl of porcelain, with rounded sides, double walled, the inner bowl rather shallow, and straight foot; the base pierced with a hole for filling. Painted on the outside with two extended floral sprays within a broad band in red and green with fruit or berries in yellow and turquoise blue, and with dotted frieze on the foot. Inside a quatrefoil medallion containing a galloping horse in the centre, and four similar but oval panels round the sides containing 'precious objects,' all on a ground of diamond diaper.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1500-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Fruit; Emblems (symbols); Horses (animals); Diaper-work

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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