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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.504

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 millimetres
    • Diameter: 203 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da ming xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made during the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF C504

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.60, no.C504 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.61, B504 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case48/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.504

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.

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