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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.505

  • Description

    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 B506.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 208 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring in underglaze blue
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF B505

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.45, no.B505 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.45, no.B505 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case38/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.505

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.

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.

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