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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.585

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 millimetres
    • Diameter: 114 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 B585

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.56, no.B585 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.58, no.B585 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc64/s5

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.585

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.

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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