Porcelain dish. Fine thin white porcelain delicately painted in pale transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels with a river scene in the foreground with two swimming ducks and a standing wagtail.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 25 millimetres
- Diameter: 253 millimetres
Inscription PositionAround rim
Inscription Content萬壽 無疆
Inscription TransliterationTen thousand years of longevity without end
Inscription CommentAround the rim, four characters wanshou wujiang (ten thousand years of longevity without end)
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Enamelled dish showing a pond scene
In the centre of the dish, two swimming ducks and a standing wagtail are depicted with lotuses and other water weeds in a translucent palette of overglaze enamels. Around the rim are four characters萬壽無疆 (wanshou wujiang ‘ten thousand years of longevity without end’). The Kangxi emperor ruled for sixty-one years, which was the longest reign in Chinese history. This dish and others like it were commissioned for the celebration of his sixtieth birthday on 12th April1713. This momentous state occasion was marked by operatic performances, music and feasting on a vast scale.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, about AD 1713
23 March 2009
Small chip on rim.
Steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue paper.Missing areas filled with Fynebond, fumed silica and microballoons. Cut back with scalpel and polished with micromesh.
Porcelain dish. Fine thin white porcelain delicately painted in pale transparent 'famille verte' enamels with a river scene in the foreground with two swimming ducks and a standing wagtail.
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