Lobed octagonal porcelain dish. Underglaze red with dragon roundels in each side section and a large central five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl among clouds inside. Dragon's eyes in underglaze blue. Red lines around inner rim and decorative panel. Underglaze blue inscription on base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 181 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa ming xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Eight-lobed dish with copper-red dragon
The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
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Object reference number: RRC39959
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