Porcelain rectangular table screen. The table screen has yellow enamel over a felspathic glaze. There is a cock with cockscomb and other plants in relief on the screen, and a seal impression on lower left hand corner.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 236 millimetres
- Width: 156 millimetres
Inscription PositionIn the lower left
Inscription TransliterationHuyin Dao ren
Inscription TranslationThe hermit hidden with a teapot - the literary name of the potter Wu Wei, who was active in the Wanli period, 1573-1620
Inscription CommentIn the lower left is an impressed seal mark 'Huyin Dao ren' (the hermit hidden with a teapot - the literary name of the potter Wu Wei, who was active in the Wanli period, 1573-1620)
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Plaque with yellow glaze
This high-quality plaque is carved in relief to show a cockerel beneath a cockscomb plant. This design is a visual pun meaning 'may you have repeated promotions' or 'may you advance smoothly in officialdom' (官上加官). The rooster's comb and the fan-like cluster of flowers are rebuses for the word 'official'. The plaque has a four-character seal mark in the bottom left hand corner which reads 壹隱道人 (yi yin dao ren ‘One Daoist recluse’).
Porcelain with relief decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1735–1795
Rectangular porcelain table screen. Yellow enamel over a felspathic glaze. Cock with cockscomb and other plants in relief. Seal impression on lower left hand corner.
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Object reference number: RRC38885
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