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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.511

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with curving sides and slightly everted rim. The dish has a deep blue exterior, and a white interior. There are three clouds incised in the centre. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 150 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • 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 : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:

    PDF 511

    Dish with blue glaze


    This dish is incised with clouds inside and is covered with a monochrome blue glaze. This is high-fired and coloured with cobalt-oxide. The base carries an apocryphal Xuande reign mark. The shape of the foot is high and thin and not like a Ming foot ring.


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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.12, no.511 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 12-13, no.511 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case44/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.511

Porcelain saucer with curving sides and slightly everted rim. Deep blue exterior, white interior. Three clouds incised in centre, mark on base.

Porcelain saucer with curving sides and slightly everted rim. Deep blue exterior, white interior. Three clouds incised in centre, mark on base.

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