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.
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 267 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
2 April 2009
Reason for treatment
Remove overpaint and redo two chips on rim.
The removal of discoloured overpaint revealed two previous plaster fills on the rim.
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.
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.
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Object reference number: RRC38555
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