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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has copper red glaze on the exterior, fading to the rim, and plain with a clear glaze inside, blackish and liver-mottled area on one side. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 210 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationZhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Zhengde reign
Inscription CommentZhengde mark in a double ring
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
Dish with copper-red glaze
High-fired, copper-red glazes were perfected at Jingdezhen in the early fifteenth century, during the Yongle reign. Potters made almost no copies of these glazes for the next five hundred years. This saucer-dish is extremely rare as few imperial dishes with high-fired copper-red glaze were made in the sixteenth century. Mostly the potters substituted overglaze iron-red which was much easier to control and caused less wastage when completing imperial orders. It carries a Zhengde reign mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and copper-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD1506–1521
Porcelain saucerwith rounded sides and slightly everted rim. Plain white inside, exterior covered with copper red glaze, bluish white at the rim. Blackish and liver-motted area on one side. Mark on slightly bluish glazed base.
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Object reference number: RRC38868
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