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Loan Object

Bowl with Day Lilies

16th century

Porcelain with cobalt blue under clear glaze (Jingdezhen ware)

7 1/2 × 15 3/4 in. (19 × 40 cm)
Lent by Lily L. Chu, B.A. 1982, and Gerald W. Weaver II, B.A. 1977
The exceptional quality of the porcelain used to create this spectacular bowl indicates that it was made for the court, as does the inscription painted on the bottom, which dates the piece to the rule of the Jiajing emperor of the Ming dynasty. Known as reign marks, inscriptions referring to a specific emperor appeared on Chinese porcelain and other media in the early fifteenth century and continued until the early twentieth.
On view
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)–Jiajing Period (1522–1566)
Containers - Ceramics

Purchased by donor from Christie's NY on Sept 16, 2016.

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