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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.675

  • 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 around cavetto. There is an inscription on the base. Closely related to PDF676.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 137 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Chenghua reign of the Ming dynasty
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A675

    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 an apocryphal six-character Chenghua reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.49, no.A675 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.69, no.A675 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc22/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.675

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 around cavetto. Inscription on base. Closely related to PDF676.

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 around cavetto. Inscription on base. Closely related to PDF676.

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