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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.599

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has pale yellow enamel over a thin felspathic glaze on the interior and exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a plain glaze, and an inscription on the exterior near the foot-ring.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1488-1505
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
    • Diameter: 216 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明弘治年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Hongzhi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Hongzhi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:

    PDF 599

    Dish with yellow glaze


    This dish demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the dish twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Hongzhi period.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.28, no.599 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.29, no.599 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc40/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.599

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Pale yellow enamel over a thin felspathic glaze on interior and exterior. Mark in blue on plain glazed base; inscription on exterior near foot-ring.

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Pale yellow enamel over a thin felspathic glaze on interior and exterior. Mark in blue on plain glazed base; inscription on exterior near foot-ring.

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