Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has bright yellow enamel over a thin felspathic glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 210 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationZhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Zhengde reign
Inscription CommentZhengde mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
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 four-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Zhengde period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, 1506–1521
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Object reference number: RRC38940
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