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Porcelain dish. Incised inside with dragon among clouds, reserved in buff-coloured biscuit against a greyish-tinged glaze ground. On the exterior, two similar dragons running dragons against the glazed ground. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 184 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
White dish with biscuit-fired dragon
Potters incised this dish with a design of dragons chasing flaming pearls. This was covered in a wax resist and the dish was then dipped in clear glaze and given a high-temperature firing. The iron in the porcelain body comes through in the biscuit-fired areas as an orange glow. The base carries a Zhengde reign mark.
Porcelain with incised, clear glaze and biscuit-fired decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521
Porcelain dish. Incised inside with dragon among clouds, reserved in buff-coloured biscuit against a greyish-tinged glaze ground. On the outside, two similar dragons running dragons against the glazed ground. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39665
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