Bowl with Day Lilies Artist: Unknown

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16th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

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.


Porcelain with cobalt blue under clear glaze (Jingdezhen ware)


7 1/2 × 15 3/4 in. (19 × 40 cm)

Credit Line

Lent by Lily L. Chu, B.A. 1982, and Gerald W. Weaver II, B.A. 1977

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Ming dynasty (1368–1644)–Jiajing Period (1522–1566)


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Purchased by donor from Christie's NY on Sept 16, 2016.
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bowls (vessels)

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