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“Ming” Bowl
Author: Unknown
Origin: Jingdezhen Kilns, China
Dating: 1522-1566 (Ming Dynasty, Jiajing mark)
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions (cm): 15,6 x Ø 37,5
Inv. no.: PD0294

A bowl with rounded surfaces projected to the exterior near the edge, forming a small rim. The small base is inclined towards the centre and it is executed in fine white porcelain, coated with a slightly blue bright glaze.

The decoration is painted in cobalt blue under the glaze with winding leaves, flowers and lotus buds between two friezes with ruyi heads, intercalated with a lotus petal (near the base) and double circled (on the base). In the interior, the surface is white and only decorated, near the edge, with a double blue trace and, in the bottom, there is a central medallion decorated with lotus plants and others (which are arrow-shaped), emerging from still waters. At the base, there is a mark contained in a double circle, in blue under the glaze, that reads: Ming Jiajing nian zhi (made in the Jiajing period of the great Ming dynasty).

Objeto museológico (PDB)