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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.554

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 69 millimetres
    • Diameter: 378 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

        Underglaze blue Jiajing mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 554

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Scott 1989 p.20, no.554 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.20, no.554 missing bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case40/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: PDF 554 entry omitted from Medley 1973

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.554

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.

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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