Porcelain dish The dish has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There are dragons in anhua slip on the interior. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A484.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 30 millimetres
- Diameter: 134 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Hongzhi nian zhi
Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:
Dish with dragons
The base of this white porcelain saucer-dish has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Hongzhi period (AD 1488–1505). It is decorated inside in the walls with an anhua (hidden decoration) slip design of dragons chasing flaming pearls. Qing Kangxi copies of Ming Hongzhi porcelains are more finely potted and regular in shape.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, anhua slip and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39385
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