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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.517

  • Description

    Porcelain flower-shaped dish with flared petal rim. The saucer has yellow enamel glaze. There is a dragon leaping from the sea, surrounded by four Chinese characters incised in the centre. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 158 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Kangxi mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A517

    Dish with flared petal rim and dragons


    This 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 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 Kangxi period.


    Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.31, no.A517 (Missing, no.A518) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.32, no.A517 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc42/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: PDF A518. Sold at Sotheby's - 15th October 1968.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.517

Flower-shaped porcelain saucer with flared petal rim. Covered in yellow enamel glaze, with incised dragon leaping from the sea in the centre, surrounded by four Chinese characters. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Flower-shaped porcelain saucer with flared petal rim. Covered in yellow enamel glaze, with incised dragon leaping from the sea in the centre, surrounded by four Chinese characters. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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