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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.627

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1465-1487
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 192 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

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

    Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B627

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 52 and p. 312 (Underside p. 276) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 83, no. 80 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.58, no.B627, pl.XII bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.77, no.66 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.82, no.B627 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 64-65, no. 24 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case19/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.627

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.

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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