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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.825

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 158 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        inside
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        竹居
      • Inscription Transliteration

        zhuju
      • Inscription Translation

        bamboo retreat
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 825

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.14, no.825 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.26, no.825 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Lady David 1973 records: From the Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.825

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.

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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