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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.726

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 146 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 726

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.27, no.726, colour p.18 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 pp 25-26, no.58 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case25/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.726

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.

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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