Detail View: National Palace English: Basin with floral design in underglaze blue

Work ID: 
M01A00087
Title: 
Basin with floral design in underglaze blue
Start Year Date: 
A.D.1403
End Year Date: 
A.D.1424
Dynasty: 
48 Yong-le reign (A.D. 1403~1424)
Kiln: 
Yong-le ware
Creation Place: 
China
Measurements: 
Height: 12.0 cm; Diameter (mouth): 26.0 cm; Diameter (base): 19.1 cm
Material: 
Porcelain
Form: 
Xi or Pen(basins)
Type: 
Ceramics
Subject: 
Flowers and Plants
Repository: 
The National Palace Museum, Taipei
Description: 
The washer has a flared and angled rim, a flat and unglazed base, and the deep and waisted walls. The vessel lends the form from middle eastern Islamic metal water container. It is decorated with sulamari blue. Outside the rim are eight branches of flower blossoms framed by two double-lines. The exterior walls illustrate eight floral scrolls - lotus, sunflower, chrysanthemum, peony, camellia, etc. The border of the rim is decorated with a band of pink and three lines. The interior walls are six floral scrolls -- chrysanthemum, hibiscus, peony, camellia, lotus, etc. The center is a six-petaled floral motif, which is encompassed by a wavy pattern.
ImageV ID: 
M01A00087AS005
Rights: 
Lee & Lee Communications