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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain dish. The dish has dull copper red glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed with a plain white glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 199 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark in a double ring
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A509

    Dish with copper-red glaze

    The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. Although the base carries an underglaze blue Xuande reign mark, it was made in the eighteenth century.

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


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.30, no.A509 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.31, no.A509 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc48/sh3

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Porcelain dish. Covered in dull copper red glaze. Plain white glazed base, with inscription.

Porcelain dish. Covered in dull copper red glaze. Plain white glazed base, with inscription.

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