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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.736

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering footring. There is a peach tree with linzhi fungus within a double-circled roundel in red overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, a petal band above the footring, and four fruiting peach branches on the exterior. There is a mark in red enamel on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1644
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 147 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in red enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 736

    Dish with fruiting peach tree


    This dish is decorated over the glaze with a design of fruiting peach tree and longevity fungus inside and with four fruiting branches outside all in iron-red. The base has a six-character iron- red Jiajing reign mark.


    Porcelain decorated in iron-red
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566 (later painted)

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.23, no.45 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.29, no.736, colour p.20 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.736

Porcelain saucer with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering footring. Red overglaze enamel decoration. Peach tree with linzhi fungus within a double-circled roundel on inside centre. Four fruiting peach branches on exterior; petal band above the footring. Mark on base in red enamel.

Porcelain saucer with rounded sides, straight rim, and tapering footring. Red overglaze enamel decoration. Peach tree with linzhi fungus within a double-circled roundel on inside centre. Four fruiting peach branches on exterior; petal band above the footring. Mark on base in red enamel.

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