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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 59 millimetres
- Diameter: 295 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39423
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