Pair of saucer-shaped porcelain dishes with rounded sides and deep foot. The dishes have a fine white body. There is a scholar, possibly one of the 'Zhu lin qi xian' (The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove), gazing at a small clump of bamboo beside a rock on the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Diameter: 158 millimetres
Inscription Translationbamboo retreat
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty Chenghua reign
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Pair of dishes with landscape scenes
This pair of dishes is painted inside with a scholar gazing at bamboo plants. He may be one of the 竹林七仙 (Zhu lin qi xian ‘The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove’). There is a seal which reads 竹居 (zhuju ‘Bamboo retreat’). There is a six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1700–1722
Lady David 1973 records: From the Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection.
Pair of saucer-shaped porcelain dishes with rounded sides and deep foot. Fine white porcelain decorated in their interior, one with a scholar possibly one of the 'Zhu lin qi xian' (The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove) gazing at a small clump of bamboo beside a rock.
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Object reference number: RRC39157
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