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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.521

  • Description

    Porcelain dish of lotus flower form, with multi-lobed rim. The dish has light yellow enamel glaze over very thin plain glaze. There is a lotus seed pod in the centre, with two concentric wide bands of overlapping petals moulded on the interior, and a similar band of petals on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 295 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A521

    Dish in the form of an open lotus flower with yellow glaze


    This dish demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. Potters fired the 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 Yongzheng period.


    Porcelain, moulded with transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 258 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.32, A521 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.33, no.A521 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc37/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.521

Porcelain dish of lotus flower form, with multi-lobed rim. Inside moulded with lotus seed pod in the centre, with two concentric wide bands of overlapping petals. Similar band on the outside. Covered in light yellow enamel glaze over very thin plain glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Porcelain dish of lotus flower form, with multi-lobed rim. Inside moulded with lotus seed pod in the centre, with two concentric wide bands of overlapping petals. Similar band on the outside. Covered in light yellow enamel glaze over very thin plain glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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