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Porcelain dish with rounded sides. There is an incised and painted dragon with clouds, waves and rocks in green copper overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, and two incised and painted dragons on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 43 millimetres
- Diameter: 178 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Dish with green dragons
Potters incised this dish with a design of dragons chasing flaming pearls. This was covered in a wax resist and the dish was then dipped in clear glaze and given a high-temperature firing. The dish was then painted with green enamel on the biscuit areas but also over the clear glaze for details such as the dragons’ whiskers and flames. The base carries a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Chenghua reign mark.
Porcelain with incised, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD 1465–1487
Porcelain saucer with rounded sides. Three dragons, clouds, waves and rocks incised before glazing; dragons left in resist, then painted with green copper enamel. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39040
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