Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are two female figures, one a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves, butterflies and flowers on the rim. Pair with PDF 810.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 22 millimetres
- Diameter: 172 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with two female figures
This dish is painted with a female immortal, holding a ruyi sceptre (like a magic wand), and with a deer beside her. She is accompanied by another female figure holding a dish all within a landscape. Leaves, butterflies and flowers are painted around the flat rim. There is a six-character apocryphal Chenghua 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 period, AD 1662–1722
Fine white porcelain dish. Delicately painted in pale transparent enamels with two female figures, on a daoist fairy holding a 'ruyi' sceptre in her right hand, a heavenly deer by her. Pair with PDF 810.
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Object reference number: RRC39141
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