Porcelain dish with rounded sides. The dish has uneven blue glaze. There is a five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides, and two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. There is a mark on the base in underglaze blue.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 249 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Shunzi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Shunzi reign
Published PDF date : Qing Shunzhi 1644-1661Room 95 label text:
Dish with blue glaze
Potters first incised a five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Outside it is incised with two dragons above a lotus panel border. The base carries an underglaze blue Shunzhi period mark.
Porcelain with incised design, underglaze blue mark, transparent and blue glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Shunzhi mark and period, AD 1644–1661
10 March 2009
Two chips found on the rim of the dish. Both had been previously filled with plaster which was discoloured and falling away.
Cleaned with acetone, using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning surface wiped with Kleenex tissue to remove the remaining solvent.The two chips were steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue paper.Missing areas filled with Fynebond resin mixed with *ARSIL*. Cut back with scalpel and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. These were then painted in using Golden Acrylics.
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 17th January 1934. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.326, 2177. £45. Bluett's purchased this dish from Tonying, 11th December 1933.
Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Uneven blue glaze. Five-clawed dragon among clouds in centre, with two other dragons chasing a flaming pearl round the sides. Two dragons above a lotus panel border on the back. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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