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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.737

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1621-1627
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35 millimetres
    • Diameter: 162 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in greyish blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Tianqi 1621-1627Room 95 label text:

    PDF A737

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.42, no.130 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 57-58, no.A737 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case29/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.737

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.

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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