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  • Description

    Porcelain dish has yellow enamel over thin plain felspathic glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 173 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A514

    Saucer-dish with yellow glaze

    This dish demonstrates the 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 an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark. This dish is a copy of a Chenghua mark and period porcelain.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.31, no.A514 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.32, no.A514 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc42/sh7

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Porcelain saucer. Covered in pale yellow enamel over thin plain felspathic glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Porcelain saucer. Covered in pale yellow enamel over thin plain felspathic glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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