Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling Buddhist emblems entwined in leaves around the exterior and inside cavetto. Large central roundel with a Buddhist wheel supported on a lotus flower. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 192 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Dish with Buddhist emblems
This dish is painted in underglaze blue with the 八吉祥 (ba ji xiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’), supported by flowering lotus scroll. These Eight Buddhist Emblems are the endless knot, lotus flower, canopy, conch shell, treasure vase, wheel of the law, twin fish and banner or standard of victory. There is a six-character Chenghua reign mark written in a double ring on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–87
Porcelain dish. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling Buddhist emblems entwined in leaves around the outside and inside cavetto. Large central roundel with a Buddhist wheel supported on a lotus flower. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39895
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