Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and recessed base. There is a dragon and ruyi clouds incised and painted with Sancai style on-biscuit purple and green enamel on the interior, and incised and painted clouds on exterior. Mark on in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 27 millimetres
- Diameter: 136 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
Inscription CommentIncised Wanli mark in a double circle
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Dish with dragon among clouds
This saucer-dish is incised with a dragon surrounded by clouds in the centre and with further clouds in the inner and outer walls. The colour scheme of green enamel against an aubergine ground is very unusual and the colours are applied directly to the unglazed but fired porcelain body. Sir Percival David was Director of the exhibition committee for the pioneering International Exhibition of Chinese Art held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, between November 1935 and March 1936. This dish was one of the many pieces Sir Percival David lent to this influential show (cat. no. 1944).
Porcelain, incised and with green and aubergine glazes on the biscuit
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and a straight rim. Sancai style decoration with on-biscuit purple and green enamels. Dragon and ruyi clouds incised inside; incised clouds on exterior. Mark on recessed base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39112
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