Porcelain dish in form of open chrysanthemum. Covered with pale creamy-brown glaze. Base covered with plain clear glaze, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 37 millimetres
- Diameter: 175 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty Yongzheng reign
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Chrysanthemum-shaped dish with ‘coffee’ glaze
A decree issued by the Yongzheng emperor on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month of the eleventh year of his reign (corresponding to AD 1733), ordered年希堯Nian Xiyao to make twelve differently coloured chrysanthemum-shaped dishes. Between AD 1726 and 1735, Nian was superintendent of customs at Huai’an in Jiangsu and the man in charge of imperial ceramic production at Jingdezhen. Nian delivered forty pieces of each colour. Potters at the Jingdezhen kilns experimented with making additional colours, since chrysanthemum dishes are known in more than twelve shades.
Porcelain with iron-brown glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39868
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