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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.784

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1670-1675
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
    • Diameter: 270 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        慎德堂傳古製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shende Tang chuangu zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made for the Hall of Prudent Virtue in ancient style
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi (1662-1722) ca. 1670-75Room 95 label text:

    PDF A784

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.45, no.141 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.73, no.A784 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 74-75, no.27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh10

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.784

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.

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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