Porcelain dish with flat base and upturned flaring sides. The dish has colourless glaze. There are five-clawed dragons and phoenix incised and painted in iron-red enamel on the interior and the exterior. There is an inscription in red enamel on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 23 millimetres
- Diameter: 83 millimetres
Inscription Positionon the base
Inscription TransliterationGuangqi Tang Yang zhi
Inscription TranslationMade for Yang of the Hall of Enlightenment or Illuminated Learning
Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with iron-red dragons and phoenix
Potters have painted a dragon and phoenix in the centre with alternating dragon and phoenix in the cavetto and around the outside. The base carries a five-character inscription in seal script in a square panel in red enamel on the base. This reads光啟堂楊製 (Guangqi Tang Yang zhi ‘Made for Yang of the Hall of Enlightenment or Illuminated Learning').
Porcelain with incised decoration and overglaze iron-red enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1796–1850
Porcelain saucer with flat base and upturned flaring sides. Iron red enamel on colourless glaze. Five-clawed dragons and phoenix incised on interior and exterior. Inscription on base in red enamel.
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