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  • Description

    Porcelain dish has yellow glaze over plain felspathic glaze. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1426-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31 millimetres
    • Diameter: 129 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Xuande mark in a double ring in underglaze blue.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming late 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A513

    Dish with yellow glaze

    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 Xuande period. We believe the yellow enamel was added enamels in the 20th century.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD 1426–35 (dish) enamels 20th century


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.31, no.A513 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.31, no.A513 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc42/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 5th June 1934. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 15, p.20, Lot 57. £40. Bluett & Sons Exhibition: "Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain Recently Collected in China by Mr Peter Boode of The Hague".

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Porcelain saucer. Covered in yellow enamel over plain felspathic glaze. Inscription on base.

Porcelain saucer. Covered in yellow enamel over plain felspathic glaze. Inscription on base.

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