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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 51 millimetres
- Diameter: 214 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double ring in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Chenghua 1465-1487Room 95 label text:
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
10 February 2009
Examine black filled chip on rim
A dark chip on the rim appears to be a manufacturing defect - it is situated under the glaze. Similarily there is a break which would have occured at the time it was biscuit fired on the foot which was secured in place with the yellow glaze.
Examined under a microscope.
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Object reference number: RRC38939
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