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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.136

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. The dish has white glaze on body and brown glaze on mouth rim. There is a dragon within two concentric circles incised in the centre, an incised peony scroll in the well and a band of key-fret on the rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1949
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 267 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 136

    Dish with dragon and peonies


    Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This white porcelain bowl has an iron-brown rim imitating the metal bound rims of Ding wares. Inside it is decorated with a dragon within two concentric circles, with an incised peony scroll in the well and a band of key-fret on the rim.


    Porcelain with moulded decoration and transparent glaze and iron-brown mouth rim
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1700–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 106, pl. CV bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 13, Fig. 23. bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.25, no.69, pl. IX bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case11/sh9

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 April 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Remove overpaint and redo two chips on rim.

    Condition

    The removal of discoloured overpaint revealed two previous plaster fills on the rim.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned off the overpaint using Acetone, using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning surface wiped with Kleenex tissue to remove the remaining solvent.

    Attempted to inpaint the current plaster fill with Golden Acrylics, however due to the nature of the white glaze this was not successful. Softened plaster fill removed mechanically with scalpel blade.

    Missing areas filled with Fynebond, microballoons and pigments. Cut back with a scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the W. C. Alexander Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 7th May 1931. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 13, p.317, Lot 30b). £38. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's 6th May 1931 - William Cleverly Alexander Sale.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.136

Porcelain dish.  The dish has white glaze on body and brown glaze on mouth rim. There is a dragon within two concentric circles incised in the centre, an incised peony scroll in the well and a band of key-fret on the rim.

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