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    Porcelain dish. The saucer 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 A485.

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    • 1662-1722
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    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 134 millimetres
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        Hongzhi mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A484

    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


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    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.16, no.1 (pair) bibliographic details
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    PDF card: Elphinstone Gift

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White porcelain saucer. Covered with blue-toned glaze and decorated inside with slip anhua design of dragons. Mark on base. Pair with A485.

White porcelain saucer. Covered with blue-toned glaze and decorated inside with slip anhua design of dragons. Mark on base. Pair with A485.

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