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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.763

  • Description

    Porcelain saucer dish. Decorated in overglaze red, green, turquoise, yellow and black enamels. Inside in the centre, a pair of mandarin ducks in a pond among lotus and waterweeds in a double circle, with fish and lotus in the cavetto. On outside, alternate lotus and lingzhi fungus scrolls. Whole design outlined in overglaze red enamel. There is a mark on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1465-1487
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 217 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Chenghua 1465-1487Room 95 label text:

    PDF A763

    Dish with ducks swimming in a pond


    Inside in the centre, is a pair of mandarin ducks in a pond among lotus and waterweeds in a double circle, with fish and lotus in the cavetto. On the outside, alternate lotus and lingzhi (longevity fungus) scrolls. The base carries a six-character underglaze blue Chenghua mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, overglaze red, green and yellow, aubergine-black and turquoise enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD 1465–1487

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 56 and p. 312 (Base p. 277) bibliographic details
    • Oriental Ceramic Society 1971 p.109, no.160 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.17, no.17 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.68, no.A763 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.88, no.83 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006a pp 30-31, no. 6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.763

Porcelain saucer dish. Decorated in overglaze red, green, turquoise, yellow and black enamels. Inside in the centre, a pair of mandarin ducks in a pond among lotus and waterweeds in a double circle, with fish and lotus in the cavetto. On outside, alternate lotus and lingzhi fungus scrolls. Whole design outlined in overglaze red enamel. Mark on base.

Porcelain saucer dish. Decorated in overglaze red, green, turquoise, yellow and black enamels. Inside in the centre, a pair of mandarin ducks in a pond among lotus and waterweeds in a double circle, with fish and lotus in the cavetto. On outside, alternate lotus and lingzhi fungus scrolls. Whole design outlined in overglaze red enamel. Mark on base.

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