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Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and narrow foot-rim. There is a figure of a bearded scholar seated on a large rock beneath a pine tree, watching two roosters fighting in pale enamel on the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 201 millimetres
Inscription TranslationSliver of stone
Inscription CommentSeal reading 'pianshi' (sliver of stone) on the inside
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 a figure of a bearded scholar
This dish is decorated in pale enamels with the figure of a bearded scholar seated on a large rock beneath a pine tree, watching two roosters fighting. There is a six-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. The seal inside the dish reads 片石 (pianshi ‘sliver of stone’) on the inside.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1730
Lady David 1973 records: From the Eumorfopoulos Collection, "Catalogue", Vol V, No. E120, and pl. 21. PDF card: Emorfopoulos Collection, No. E120.
Saucer-shaped porcelain dish with rounded sides and narrow foot-rim. Decorated in pale enamels with the figure of a bearded scholar seated on a large rock beneath a pine tree, watching two roosters fighting.
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Object reference number: RRC39135
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