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Porcelain dish with underglaze blue scrolling lotuses and phoenixes around sides and in the centre. Anhua decoration of two phoenixes painted lightly in slip on the cavetto. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 203 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix character Xuande mark in double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Dish painted with phoenixes
Potters painted this porcelain dish with underglaze blue scrolling lotuses and phoenixes in the centre and around the outside. In the cavetto is an 暗花 (anhua ‘secret or hidden decoration’) of raised slip, showing two phoenixes. The base has a Xuande mark in a double ring.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and anhua decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
Porcelain dish with underglaze blue scrolling lotuses and phoenixes around sides and in the centre. Anhua decoration of two phoenixes painted lightly in slip on the cavetto. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39519
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