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Updated: 14 April 2015
Porcelain dish. The dish has a white body and copper red glaze and white at the rim. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 200 millimetres
Inscription CommentXuande mark in a double ring
Published PDF date : Ming Xuande 1426-1435Room 95 label text:
Dish with copper-red glaze
‘Sacrificial’, fresh or deep red monochrome-glazed porcelain of the Yongle and Xuande era represents the peak of technical achievement at Jingdezhen. As vessels ordered for ritual use by the early fifteenth century Ming emperors, they enjoy a status above that of other porcelains. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. The glassy glaze is covered in tiny pin prick holes like skin pores and the colour possesses an incredible powdery depth, yielding layer upon layer of strong red shades of colour. The base carries an incised Xuande reign mark.
Porcelain with incised mark, transparent and copper-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
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Object reference number: RRC39420
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