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Porcelain dish. Decorated in famille verte enamels. In centre, peony spray in double ring surrounded by ten radial lobed panels, each containing a flower spray. Diaper patterns in red as ground filler, and chevron band round border. On the exterior, three green and red flower sprays. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 270 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationShende Tang chuangu zhi
Inscription TranslationMade for the Hall of Prudent Virtue in ancient style
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi (1662-1722) ca. 1670-75Room 95 label text:
Dish with flowers and inscription
Early Qing enamels, such as used on this dish, fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Potters painted the dish with a circular panel and ten radial panels framing flowers and plants. On the base is a six-character mark reading 慎德堂傳古製 (Shende Tang chuangu zhi ‘Made for the Hall of Prudent Virtue in ancient style’) in a double circle in underglaze blue. The dish has a double foot ring – a feature of early Kangxi porcelain dishes.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1670–1675
Porcelain dish. Decorated in famille verte enamels. In centre, peony spray in double ring surrounded by ten radial lobed panels, each containing a flower spray. Diaper patterns in red as ground filler, and chevron band round border. On the outside, three green and red flower sprays. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39698
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