Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with a band of two five-clawed dragons amid lotus and waterweeds on the exterior . Roundel with dragon in waterweeds with lotus inside. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 215 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Hongzhi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Hongzhi reign
Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:
Dish with three dragons among waterweeds
In contrast to the gradual expansion of production at the non-official kilns, the scale of manufacture at the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen was constrained in the Hongzhi reign (AD 1488–1505). The Hongzhi emperor was conservative in his demands for court porcelain. Many of the patterns ordered for his court were based on designs of the early fifteenth century, as with this saucer-dish decorated inside and out with dragons among fresh water plants. Potters used imported cobalt but mixed it with locally mined pigment.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505
On display: G95/dc57/s2
Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with a band of two five-clawed dragons amid lotus and waterweeds on outside . Roundel with dragon in waterweeds with lotus inside. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39548
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