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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.722

  • Description

    Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair with A723.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1621-1627
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 23 millimetres
    • Width: 90 millimetres
    • Depth: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A722

    Square dish with a bird in a plum tree


    Although this style of spontaneous painting is often associated with Fujian it was also used at Jingdezhen for lower quality non-imperial wares.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and overglaze enamels
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1621–1627

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.37, no.110 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.55, no.A722 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc29/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.722

Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair with A722.

Square condiment porcelain dish with straight sides. Swatow-type colouring, with overglaze enamels in black border on turquoise band at rim, and bird on prunus tree in red, turquoise, yellow and black enamels in centre. Unglazed foot. Pair with A722.

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