Ming dynasty(1368–1644), Xuande mark and period (1426–35)
early 15th century
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue and with incised decoration under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Diam. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Stanley Herzman, 1984
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Often found in Chinese decorative arts and textiles, the inscription on the rim offers wishes and blessings to the user.
Inscription: Inscribed: Xuande nian zhi (Made in the Xuande era)
In Tibetan characters, has been translated: May the days be auspicious; may the nights be auspicious. May the midday be filled with blessings. May days and night be filled with blessings. May the blessing of the three jewels be realized.