- Museum number
Porcelain dish with rounded sides, and everted rim and a low, wide footring. There is a scene depicting the 'Dragon Boat Festival' with three boats in waves with water plants in wucai-style underglaze blue and overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, floral sprays in the cavetto, and a snake, a toad, a lizard, a centipede and a scorpion (considered to be the Five Poisonous Creatures) and plants on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.in underglaze blue.
- Production date
Diameter: 207 millimetres
Height: 38 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620
Room 95 label text:
Wucai dish with a scene depicting the Dragon Boat Festival
Potters decorated this dish in a twice-fired technique called 五彩 (wucai ‘five colours’) composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red, yellow, and green. The base carries an underglaze blue Wanli reign mark. The Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is also painted with the Five Poisonous Creatures: a snake, a toad, a lizard, a centipede and a scorpion.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze wucai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
- On display (G95/dc27/sh7)
- Acquisition notes
- PDF card: Acquired before 1934.
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