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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. The cup has uneven yellow enamel glaze. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds incised on the interior and four dragons chasing flaming pearls incised on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 69 millimetres
- Diameter: 378 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentUnderglaze blue Jiajing mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 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 has an incised Jiajing mark and is covered with a yellow glaze.
Porcelain with incised decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
PDF card: PDF 554 entry omitted from Medley 1973
Porcelain dish with rounded sides and everted rim. Uneven yellow enamel glaze. Two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds incised on interior, four dragons chasing flaming pearls incised on exterior. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38899
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