Porcelain dish with scalloped lip. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille verte' palette enamels and overglaze blue enhanced by gilding. Inside, in the centre, a landscape containing the figures Fu xing, Shouxing and Luxing surrounded by alternating panels framing deer and crane.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 58 millimetres
- Diameter: 353 millimetres (Rim)
- Weight: 1.5 kilograms
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Dish with immortals and auspicious emblems
This dish with scalloped lip is painted in the centre with the three Daoist stellar gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity ( Fuxing, Shouxing and Luxing). The God of Emolument is signified by an official hat, the God of Longevity with a high forehead and long beard, and the God of Happiness with a green robe. They are surrounded by eight alternating panels framing deer or cranes – both traditional Chinese emblems of longevity. There is an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1700
Lady David 1973 records: From the van Heukalom Collection. PDF card: van Heukalom Collection.
Porcelain dish with scalloped lip. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille verte' enamels and overglaze blue enhanced by gilding. Inside, in the centre, a landscape containing the figures of the Triad of the Daoist religion.
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Object reference number: RRC39740
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