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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.572

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown on the exterior. There are three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on the interior, with two dragons on the exterior above a black painted lotus panel. There is a mark in blue on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Jiajing mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 572

    Saucer-dish with blue glaze


    This saucer-dish is incised with a design of three five-clawed dragons among clouds inside, with with two dragons outside above a black painted lotus panel. It is covered with a high-fired monochrome blue glaze. The base carries an underglaze blue six-character Jiajing reign mark.

    Porcelain with incised decoration underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and blue glazes and painting
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.23, no.572 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.24, no.572 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case44/sh3

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 April 2009

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean cracks and fill chip.

    Condition

    Two dirty cracks running down into the centre of the plate. One large chip located on the rim with an old plaster fill.

    Treatment details

    Softened plaster fill removed mechanically with scalpel blade.

    Missing area filled with Fynebond, microballoons and pigments. Cut back with a scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. Inpainted using Golden Acrylics.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.572

Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. Blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown on the outside. Three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on interior, with two dragons on exterior above a black painted lotus panel. Mark in blue on base.

Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. Blue glaze with fine crackle, stained brown on the outside. Three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised on interior, with two dragons on exterior above a black painted lotus panel. Mark in blue on base.

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