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Porcelain dish moulded in form of opened lotus flower with seed pod exposed in centre. Covered with bright yellow glaze. Plain glaze on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 295 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Dish in the form of an open lotus flower with yellow glaze
This dish demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. Potters fired the dish twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period.
Porcelain, moulded with transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39809
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