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Porcelain dish. Covered with dark reddish-purple glaze derived from manganese. Incised design of the Eight Emblems of Buddhism round the exterior. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B586.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 28 millimetres
- Diameter: 114 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:
Aubergine glazed dish
This brownish-purple glaze, the tint of the skin of an aubergine or egg-plant, derives its colour from manganese pigment. It was probably first used in the Xuande era (AD 1426–35) as evidenced by a tripod incense burner in the National Palace Museum, Taipei. It is rather runny and ideally suited to add over an incised design as the glaze pools into the recessed lines, creating a contrasting pattern.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, incised and with manganese-pigmented aubergine glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
Porcelain saucer. Covered with dark reddish-purple glaze derived from manganese. Incised design of the Eight Emblems of Buddhism round the outside. Inscription on base. Pair with B585.
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