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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. There is a stylized peach tree, in the form of the character 'shou' for longevity, with lingzhi fungus on either side, incised in the centre, and a similar design on exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 146 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Dish with peach tree in the form of a longevity character
In the centre the trunk and branches of a fruiting peach tree are twisted to form the character 壽 (shou ‘longevity’). On the base is a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green and yellow enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and everted rim, with incised designs in green enamels on a yellow enamel ground. Stylized peach tree in the form of the character 'shou' for longevity in centre, with lingzhi fungus on either side, with similar design on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39058
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