Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There is a landscape scene under a gold tinted sun with two figures, one of them an archer with a bow and a quiver, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves, butterflies and flowers on the rim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 20 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 male figures in a landscape
This dish is painted with two figures – one an archer, carrying a bow, and the other a scholar. The rock is tiger-shaped and has a face. 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 thin white porcelain dish with flattened rim, delicately painted in pale transparent enamels with the figures of three ladies preparing a meal by a low table which supports various food vessels.
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Object reference number: RRC39139
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