Porcelain dish with rounded sides and flattened rim. The dish has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are two gilt lines on the rim, and traces of a third line around the bottom of the well.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 57 millimetres
- Diameter: 317 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with yellow glaze and gilt lines
This dish is an example of the first ever use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. Thereafter 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. It is incredibly rare as it is also gilded. Archaeologists have excavated some white Yongle porcelain from the Jingdezhen kilns with gilding but yellow examples are very rare indeed.
Porcelain with transparent and yellow glazes and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: Courts and Contacts 1400-1450' PROMISED
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Object reference number: RRC38926
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