Porcelain saucer dish. Inside in the centre, sketchy floral medallion enclosing reignmark, and sprays of peach, cherry, lychee and persimmons in the cavetto. On the exterior, four lotus sprays, all painted in overglaze yellow enamel on white ground. Base unglazed.
- 1426-1435 (porcelain)
- 1912-1949 (enamels)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 193 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in the centre inside the dish
Published PDF date : Ming early 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Dish painted in yellow with fruits
This porcelain dish was made early in the fifteenth century but the decoration, of four fruits surrounding a six-character Xuande reign mark, was added in yellow enamel in the Republican period. The style of decoration relates loosely to iron-yellow and iron-brown painted dishes of the Xuande era but the painting is much stiffer.
Porcelain with overglaze yellow enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1400–1430 (dish) AD 1912–1949 (enamels)
On display: G95/dc25/sh8
PDF card: Acquired before 1935
Porcelain saucer dish. Inside in the centre, sketchy floral medallion enclosing reignmark, and sprays of peach, cherry, lychee and persimmons in the cavetto. On the outside, four lotus sprays, all painted in overglaze yellow enamel on white ground. Base unglazed.
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Object reference number: RRC39674
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