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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.762

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435 (porcelain)
    • 1912-1949 (enamels)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 193 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Xuande mark in the centre inside the dish
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming early 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A762

    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)

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.22, no.43 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 67-68, no.A762 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case25/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired before 1935

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.762

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.

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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