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Porcelain dish with low flaring sides. Underglaze blue with watery landscape in various tones of blue with rocks, trees, flying birds, a pagoda and fishermen in a boat in the centre. Three bamboo sprays around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 17 millimetres
- Diameter: 125 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white dish with a riverscape
The base carries an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue. This mark is used as an indication of quality as the design is entirely later in the Ming dynasty.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1540–1600
Porcelain dish with low flaring sides. Underglaze blue with watery landscape in various tones of blue with rocks, trees, flying birds, a pagoda and fishermen in a boat in the centre. Three bamboo sprays around the sides. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39606
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