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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.676

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees with a single bird around cavetto. There is an inscription on the base. Closely related to PDF675.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1601 (Dated)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 millimetres
    • Diameter: 137 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        萬曆辛丑 年造
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Wanli xinchou nian zao
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the xinchou year of the Wanli reign [AD 1601]
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:

    PDF A676

    Blue-and-white dish with a white rabbit in a landscape


    This dish is decorated with a white rabbit in a landscape. The dish carries a dated mark on the base which reads萬曆辛丑 年造(Wanli xinchou nian zao ‘Made in the xinchou year of the Wanli reign [AD 1601]) in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated equivalent to AD 1601

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 169 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 91, no. 93 bibliographic details
    • Riddell 1979 p.101, no.79 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.33, no.64, mark p.47 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.49, no.A676, pl.VIII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 69-70, no.A676 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc22/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.676

Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees with a single bird around cavetto. Inscription on base. Closely related to PDF675.

Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with stylised leaf sprays around sides and inside with central roundel with a white hare staring at the moon in a garden landscape, including rock, flowers and lingzhi fungus tree. Band of rocks and trees with a single bird around cavetto. Inscription on base. Closely related to PDF675.

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