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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.604

  • Description

    Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 millimetres
    • Diameter: 175 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        萬曆年製 純忠堂用
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Wanli nian zhi Chunzhong Tang yong
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in Wanli period for use in the Hall of Sincere Loyalty.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:

    PDF B604

    Dish with the Eight Immortals and Shoulao


    This porcelain dish is one of a pair. It is painted in underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with a deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base萬曆年製 純忠堂用 (Wanli nian zhi Chunzhong Tang yong ‘Made in Wanli period for use in the Hall of Sincere Loyalty’).


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 175 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 p.48, no.14 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.53, no.B604, pl.X bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.76, no.B604 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case20/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 27th April 1933. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.206, Lot 135. £36. Bluett's purchased this pair of bowls at Sotheby's, 25th-26th April 1933, from the Stephen D. Winkworth Collection Sale. From the Collection of the Rev. J. F. Bloxam.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.604

Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. Inscription on base.

Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. Inscription on base.

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