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Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 47 millimetres
- Diameter: 216 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Hongzhi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign
Inscription CommentHongzhi mark and period
Inscription Positionon footring
Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 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 carries an underglaze blue Hongzhi reign mark. There is an incised 天 (tian ‘heaven’) mark in the glaze by the foot ring.
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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Object reference number: RRC38934
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