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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain flower-shaped dish with nine petals. Covered in powder-blue glaze , with white rim. White glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 235 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Kangxi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF B554

    Flower-shaped dish with blue glaze

    This flower-shaped dish is covered with a powder-blue glaze. Potters took a bamboo tube covered with silk gauze and blew ground cobalt through it onto the moist transparent glaze. After firing at a high-temperature, they added gilt designs. This type of Chinese monochrome was very popular in Europe where it was copied successfully in England at the Worcester and Bow porcelain factories around 1760. The base carries an underglaze blue Kangxi reign mark.

    Porcelain with underglaze blue mark, powder-blue and transparent glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 209 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.52, no.B554 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 52-53, no.B554 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc46/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Ephinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

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Porcelain flower-shaped dish with nine petals. Covered in powder-blue glaze , with white rim. White glaze on base, with inscription.

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