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  • Description

    Porcelain dish with five lobed mouth-rim. There is an incised design of lotus flowers round the interior wall, and a dragon medallion in the centre surrounded by a key-fret panel.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12 millimetres
    • Diameter: 58 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

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    Saucer with lotus flowers and a dragon medallion


    This saucer dish is incised with lotus flowers and a dragon medallion and covered with a transparent glaze.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Location

    G95/case41/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

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Porcelain dish with five lobed mouth-rim. There is an incised design of lotus flowers round the inside wall, and a dragon medallion  in the centre surrounded by a key-fret panel.

Porcelain dish with five lobed mouth-rim. There is an incised design of lotus flowers round the inside wall, and a dragon medallion in the centre surrounded by a key-fret panel.

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