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Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and clear glaze. There is an underglaze 'anhua' slip decoration of a flower scroll around the interior wall.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Dish with flower scroll
Some of the finest white porcelains were made during the Yongle emperor’s reign. Craftsmen added an暗花 (anhua ‘secret or hidden decoration’) of raised slip, showing a flower scroll inside. This pattern is only visible when held to the light.
Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403-1424
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Object reference number: RRC38833
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