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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
On display: G95/dc31/sh10
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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