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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.883

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with slightly rounded sides and flattened mouth-rim with thickened edge. The dish has a fine thin white body. There is a landscape scene with Lan Tsaihe carrying a hoe and an attendant with a basket of flowers. Pair with PDF 884.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21 millimetres
    • Diameter: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Kangxi mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 883

    Dish with Lan Caihe and attendant


    This dish is painted with two figures – one the Daoist immortal Lan Caihe and the other her attendant carrying a basket of flowers. Leaves, butterflies and flowers are painted around the flat rim. There is a six-character Kangxi mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.26, no.883 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.42, no.883 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc32/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.883

Porcelain dish with slightly rounded sides and flattened mouth-rim with thickened edge. Fine thin white porcelain decorated in pale transparent 'famille verte' enamels with a landscape scene in which appear Lan Tsaihe carrying a hoe and an attendant with a basket of flowers. Pair with PDF 883.

Porcelain dish with slightly rounded sides and flattened mouth-rim with thickened edge. Fine thin white porcelain decorated in pale transparent 'famille verte' enamels with a landscape scene in which appear Lan Tsaihe carrying a hoe and an attendant with a basket of flowers. Pair with PDF 883.

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