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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.596

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has bright lemon yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze on the interior and exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1465-1487
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 51 millimetres
    • Diameter: 214 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a double ring in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Chenghua 1465-1487Room 95 label text:

    PDF 596

    Saucer-dish with yellow glaze


    This saucer-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 saucer-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 carries an underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark.


    Porcelain with transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD 1465–1487

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.27, 596 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.28, no.596 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc41/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.596

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Bright lemon yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze inside and outside. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Bright lemon yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze inside and outside. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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