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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 37 millimetres
- Width: 150 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39641
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