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Circular porcelain box with a low domed cover. There is a Buddha's hand citron (foshou) in pencilled style in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre of the lid, surrounded by peach branches and camellia, and a peach branch and a flower spray on the lower part of the box. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 25 millimetres
- Diameter: 66 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Chenghua mark in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Seal-paste box decorated in pencilled style
Potters decorated this flat, circular seal-paste box with a delicate design of fruit and plants. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
Circular porcelain box for vermilion, with a low domed cover. Decorated in pencilled style in underglaze cobalt blue. A Buddha's hand citron (foshou) in the centre of the lid, surrounded by peach branches and camellia, and a peach branch and a flower spray on the lower part of the box. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38971
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