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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.560

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The dish has copper red glaze, creeping away from the rim too reveal a white body. There are three incised clouds in the centre, with moulded anhua dragons.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1424
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 millimetres
    • Diameter: 197 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming early 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 560

    Dish with copper-red glaze


    ‘Sacrificial’, fresh or deep red monochrome-glazed porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande era represents the peak of technical achievement at Jingdezhen. As vessels ordered for ritual use by the early fifteenth century Ming emperors, they enjoy a status above that of other porcelains. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. The glassy glaze is covered in tiny pin prick holes like skin pores and the colour possesses an incredible powdery depth, yielding layer upon layer of strong red shades of colour. In the cavetto is a design of dragons chasing flaming pearls.


    Porcelain with moulded and incised designs, transparent and copper-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.21, no.560 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.22, no.560 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case48/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.560

Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and everted rim. Copper red glaze, white at the rim. Three incised clouds in the centre, with moulded anhua dragons.

Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and everted rim. Copper red glaze, white at the rim. Three incised clouds in the centre, with moulded anhua dragons.

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