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  • Description

    Porcelain dish with curving sides and slightly everted rim. The saucer has pale liver-coloured copper glaze, with a white mouth-rim. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 178 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark but Kangxi period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 512

    Dish with copper-red glaze

    This dish is a Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, copy of a Ming Xuande dish with copper red glaze. On the base it carries an incised Xuande mark.

    Porcelain with incised mark transparent and copper-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.13, no.512 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.13, no.512 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc48/sh2

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    13 February 2009

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean cracks


    Dirty crack running from rim.

    Treatment details

    Poulticed using a solution of Ariel in distilled water, using cotton wool and clingfilm. After cleaning the surface is rinsed with distilled water applied on cotton wool swabs or Kleenex tissue. This is then steam cleaned. Surface wiped wth a dry tissue to remove any remaining distilled water.

    Loose fragment on rim was secured using Fynebond epoxy introduced through capillary action.

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Porcelain saucer with curving sides and slightly everted rim. Pale liver-coloured copper glaze, with white mouth-rim. Mark on base.

Porcelain saucer with curving sides and slightly everted rim. Pale liver-coloured copper glaze, with white mouth-rim. Mark on base.

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