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Small porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of flower and cloud motifs in opposing triangular panels. Central roundel inside with square formed of interlinked ruyi heads. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 21 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double square in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Dish painted with vases resting on lotus plants
Potters achieved a new purity of porcelain clay and a new delicacy in vessel shapes at the imperial kilns in the Chenghua era. Improvements were made in the preparation of the cobalt so that the underglaze blue designs appear more even than in earlier periods. The outside of this small dish is painted with vases (one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems) resting on lotus flowers. The base carries a Chenghua reign mark in a double rectangle.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–87
Small porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of flower and cloud motifs in opposing triangular panels. Central roundel inside with square formed of interlinked ruyi heads. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39913
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