Porcelain dish. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A738.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 35 millimetres
- Diameter: 162 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in greyish blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Tianqi 1621-1627Room 95 label text:
Dish with birds on fruiting branches
This dish is sketchily painted inside with two birds on fruiting branches. As well as collecting the finest imperial porcelains Sir Percival David appears to have been conscious of the need to collect other less prestigious pieces. This simple dish is marked on the base in underglaze blue with a six character apocryphal Chenghua reign mark.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD1621–1627
Porcelain saucer. Decorated in overglaze green, yellow, red and brown enamels. Flowerhead in the centre, enclosed by two pomegranate branches with birds and butterfly around walls. Outside undecorated. Mark on base. Pair with A738.
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Object reference number: RRC39646