Porcelain dish with five-lobed rim. The rim is bound with copper. The saucer has cream-coloured glaze, except foot-ring. There are two dragons lightly incised around a central recess.
- Height: 12 millimetres
- Diameter: 105 millimetres
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Porcelain saucer with five-lobed rim
This saucer is incised with two dragons. Craftsmen in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. The saucer is chalky white or ‘rice–coloured’ and potters covered it either with a white slip and a thin transparent glaze with a yellowish cast that crackled during the cooling process or with an opaque white glaze. Connoisseurs once called this type of ceramic 土定 (tu ding ‘earthen Ding ware’). The rim is bound in copper imitating earlier Ding wares.
Underfired porcelain, incised, with transparent glaze and copper-rim
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, about AD 1662–1722
Porcelain saucer with five-lobed rim, bound with copper. Covered with cream-coloured glaze, except foot-ring. Lightly incised decoration of two dragons around a central recess.
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Object reference number: RRC39234
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