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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.428

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and grey-toned glaze. There are two phoenixes, with flower and branch scroll in between in 'anhua' slip on the exterior, and a cloud design on the interior. There is a mark on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36 millimetres
    • Diameter: 142 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongle mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A428

    Dish with phoenixes


    This white porcelain saucer-dish has an anhua (hidden or secret) design of two phoenixes in the inner walls and a seal script character mark 永樂年製 (Yongle nian zhi 'made in the Yongle reign') framed by a double circle. The dish is an imitation of a Yongle white dish made more than 250 years later in the Kangxi reign (AD 1662–1722). The porcelain is slightly grainy which distinguishes it from the originals.


    Porcelain with incised and anhua decoration and a transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1722

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  • Location

    G95/dc40/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.428

White porcelain saucer . Covered with grey-toned glaze. Decorated around sides with anhua design of two phoenixes with flower and branch scroll in between. Cloud design and mark inside.

White porcelain saucer . Covered with grey-toned glaze. Decorated around sides with anhua design of two phoenixes with flower and branch scroll in between. Cloud design and mark inside.

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