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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.695

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 181 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        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
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character archaistic Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B695

    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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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 149 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.72, no.B695 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 97-98, no.B695 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.695

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.

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