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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and straight rim. Covered in bright green glaze and decorated outside with incised lotus scroll and Eight Buddhist Emblems. Plain white glaze on base, with inscription. Pair with B505.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 208 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Dish with Buddhist emblems
The Yongzheng emperor sent officials to closely supervise production of porcelains at Jingdezhen. From official Qing dynasty palace records we know that he encouraged experimentation with single coloured glazes there. Green derived from copper was used as a single colour glaze from the Xuande period (AD 1425–35), applied over a transparent high-fired glaze. The dish is incised with lotuses and the Eight Buddhist Emblems and covered with a green glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and green glaze
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: RRC39777
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