- Previous 1530/1630
Porcelain dish with rounded sides and incised dragon in centre. Covered in brownish-yellow glaze except for foot-ring. Incised inscription on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 66 millimetres
- Diameter: 361 millimetres
Inscription CommentJiajing mark and period
Published PDF date : Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Dish with yellow glaze
This dish demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. 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 an incised Jiajing mark and is covered with a yellow glaze.
Porcelain with incised decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. July 19th 1928. 4255: £65. Purchased by Bluett's from Knudsen, Romand & Co., Paris. July 11th 1928: £44:4:7.
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Object reference number: RRC39773
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