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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.753

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels with underglaze blue lines on rim and foot. Inside, a frontal five-clawed dragon in green and red among red clouds and green waves. Waves and rocks around the cavetto in green, turquoise and black. Outside, green and yellow dragons chasing yellow flaming pearls among clouds and auspicious objects. There is an inscription on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1634
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Diameter: 270 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        甲虍 春孟趙府糙用
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Jiaxu chun meng Zhao Fuzao yong
      • Inscription Translation

        In the spring of year Jiaxu [AD 1634], made for the use of Zhao Fuzao.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 1634Room 95 label text:

    PDF A753

    Dish with dragons and inscription


    There is an eight-character inscription reading甲虍春孟趙府糙用 (jiaxu chun meng Zhao Fuzao yong ‘Made in the spring of the cyclical year Jiaxu, for the use of Zhao Fuzao’) in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. The jiaxu year is cyclical every sixty years and thus the dish may be dated to AD 1634.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1634

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.42, no.128 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.65, no.A753, colour p.42 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 30-31, no.5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh10

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.753

Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels with underglaze blue lines on rim and foot. Inside, a frontal five-clawed dragon in green and red among red clouds and green waves. Waves and rocks around the cavetto in green, turquoise and black. Outside, green and yellow dragons chasing yellow flaming pearls among clouds and auspicious objects. Inscription on base.

Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels with underglaze blue lines on rim and foot. Inside, a frontal five-clawed dragon in green and red among red clouds and green waves. Waves and rocks around the cavetto in green, turquoise and black. Outside, green and yellow dragons chasing yellow flaming pearls among clouds and auspicious objects. Inscription on base.

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