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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.732

  • Description

    Square porcelain dish. Covered in red enamel ground, and painted in underglaze blue with a double square with a dragon among waves,a shou (longevity) character at the top and Buddhist wan characters right and left. On the exterior, Buddhist lions and a brocaded ball. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
    • Width: 150 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark in blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF A732

    Square dish with underglaze blue decoration on a red ground


    This square porcelain dish is painted inside with an underglaze blue dragon among waves and 壽 (shou ‘longevity’) character at the top and 卐 (wan ‘all encompassing good’) characters to the right and left. Outside are lions and brocade balls. There is a six-character underglaze blue Jiajing mark on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and red enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, JIajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.56, no.A732 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 pp 24-25, no.53 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc26/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.732

Square porcelain dish. Covered in red enamel ground, and painted in underglaze blue with a double square with a dragon among waves,a shou (longevity) character at the top and swastikas right and left. On the outside, Buddhist lions and a brocaded ball. Mark on base.

Square porcelain dish. Covered in red enamel ground, and painted in underglaze blue with a double square with a dragon among waves,a shou (longevity) character at the top and swastikas right and left. On the outside, Buddhist lions and a brocaded ball. Mark on base.

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