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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.833

  • Description

    Porcelain dish moulded and incised in the form of a six petalled mallow flower. The saucer has a fine white eggshell body. There are two seated male figures, one of them holding a fan with his right hand and a small gilt cup in his left, in 'famille rose' palette enamel in the centre of the interior.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 millimetres
    • Diameter: 132 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 833

    Dish with two scholars and a servant


    The dish shows two men drinking from small cups accompanied by a servant with a wine or tea pot.


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1720–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 267 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.16, no.833 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.28, no.833 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.55, no.45 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc33/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.833

Porcelain saucer. Moulded and incised in the form of a six petalled mallow flower. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated  in 'famille rose' enamels with two seated male figures, one of them holding a fan with his right hand and a small gilt cup in his left.

Porcelain saucer. Moulded and incised in the form of a six petalled mallow flower. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels with two seated male figures, one of them holding a fan with his right hand and a small gilt cup in his left.

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