Porcelain saucer dish. Covered inside and outside with brownish copper-red glaze, mottled to dull pink in places. Clear porcelain glaze on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 203 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa ming xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Dish with copper-red glaze
The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. Although the base carries an underglaze blue Xuande reign mark, it was made in the eighteenth century.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and copper-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39983
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