Bowl | Jingdezhen, China, Ming dynasty (Wanli period, 1573–1620)


Object TitleBowl
OriginJingdezhen, China
DateMing dynasty, Wanli period, 1573–1620
Dimensionsdiameter 15.5 cm
CollectionUniversity Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Accession No.HKU.C.1964.0274

Developed during the reign of the Jiajing emperor, the production of wucai porcelain flourished in the Wanli period. Both emperors commissioned a variety of porcelain objects decorated in this style, made in both the imperial kilns and private commercial kilns. Despite the name, they could be decorated with fewer or more than five colours.