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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.502

  • Description

    Porcelain saucer dish. Covered inside and outside with copper-red glaze, which has been ground down at the rim to expose white body. Clear porcelain glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 216 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF C502

    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 incised 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, AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.59, no.C502 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.60, no.C502 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case48/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. July 23rd 1930. 0903: £60. Purchased by Bluett's from Christie's, July 22nd 1930, lot 23 (part): £35.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.502

Porcelain saucer dish. Covered inside and outside with copper-red glaze, which has been ground down at the rim to expose white body. Clear porcelain glaze on base, with inscription.

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