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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.417

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 millimetres
    • Diameter: 171 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A417

    Dish with transparent glaze


    This pure white porcelain saucer-dish is covered with a blue-tinged clear glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Xuande period.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–1435

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  • Location

    G95/dc42/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.417

White porcelain dish with mark on base.

White porcelain dish with mark on base.

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