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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 158 millimetres
Inscription CommentKangxi mark
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: PDF A518. Sold at Sotheby's - 15th October 1968.
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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Object reference number: RRC39419
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