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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.569

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has pale liver coloured glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink in some places, with a few dull greenish patches on the back. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 288 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 569

    Saucer-dish with copper-red glaze


    This dish is a Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, copy of a Ming Xuande dish with copper red glaze. On the base it carries an underglaze cobalt-blue Xuande mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark transparent and copper-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.23, no.569 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.23, no.569 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc48/sh2

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 March 2009

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    clean cracks

    Condition

    Light surface dirt. Old restoration to one running crack, which has been riveted on the outside of the dish. 5 stained running crakcs visible inside and outside of the dish. Minor manufacturing flaws on glaze. Surface is slightly scratched. Part of old paper label on base is slightly loose.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned with a 50:50 solution of de-ionised water and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol) applied on cotton wool swabs and dried with a paper towel. Steam cleaned running cracks with de-ionised water, avoiding the old riveted restoration. Applied Laponite RD (sodium magnesium lithium silicate) onto wet Japanese tissue paper over the stained running cracks and covered with cling film to slow down the evaporation rate. Removed before fully drying and steam cleaned all the cracks. Applied Laponite three times, steam cleaning in between each application. The Laponite removed some staining, but not all. Applied Ariel automatic (anionic and non ionic synthetic surfactants, sodium tripolyphosphate) dissolved in warm water and applied onto cotton wool swabs on the cracks. Covered with cling film, removed after a day and steam cleaned the crack, applied twice. Applied cotton wool dapmened with clean de-ionised wtaer onto each crack three times to remove any remaining Ariel. Object was further cleaned with a 50:50 solution of de-ionised water and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol) applied on a cotton wool swab and dried with a paper towel. Consolidated rivet holes with 5-20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) : Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol) applied via a brush.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.569

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Pale liver coloured glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink in some places, with a few dull greenish patches on the back. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Pale liver coloured glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink in some places, with a few dull greenish patches on the back. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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