Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Enamelled in mixed colours, with a clump of 'lingzhi' with its scrolled head of diverse colours and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 88 millimetres
- Diameter: 507 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Fencai serving dish with prunus
This large serving dish is painted with a lingzhi and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate. The introduction of this opaque palette which included white enamel enabled the porcelain decorators to experiment with all kinds of shading and gradations of colour. Tiny dots were used to suggest a slightly darker petal shade.
Porcelain with underglaze blue and opaque overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723—35
12 May 2010
Reason for treatment
Dish was stable apart from a dirty crack located on the rim.
The crack was cleaned at first by steam cleaning and then applying a laponite and acetone poultice which did little.Three ariel poultices were then applied with thourougher cleaning and steam cleaning inbetween.The crack was almost invisible on the interior but still visible on the exterior when it was returned to Asia.
Saucer-shaped porcelain dish. Enamelled in mixed colours, with a clump of 'lingzhi' with its scrolled head of diverse colours and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate.
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