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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.597

  • Description

    Porcelain dish in form of open chrysanthemum. Covered with pale creamy-brown glaze. Base covered with plain clear glaze, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
    • Diameter: 175 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty Yongzheng reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF B597

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.58, no.B597 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 59-60, no.B597 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case64-3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.597

Porcelain saucer in form of open chrysanthemum. Covered with pale creamy-brown glaze. Base covered with plain clear glaze, with inscription.

Porcelain saucer in form of open chrysanthemum. Covered with pale creamy-brown glaze. Base covered with plain clear glaze, with inscription.

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