Porcelain saucer. The saucer has yellow enamel over plain felspathic glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed. The glaze on the interior of the base has burnt brownish in some places.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 201 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double ring in underglaze blue.
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Dish with yellow glaze
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 Chenghua period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD 1465–1487
Porcelain dish. Covered in yellow enamel over plain felspathic glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription. Glaze on the inside of the base has burnt brownish in some places.
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Object reference number: RRC39417
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