Porcelain dish. Covered with yellow enamel glaze over thin high-fired glaze. Bluish-white glaze on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 48 millimetres
- Diameter: 219 millimetres
Inscription CommentJiajing mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Saucer-dish with yellow glaze
This saucer-dish demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the saucer-dish twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Jiajing period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39484
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