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Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There are three ladies preparing a meal by a low table which supports various food vessels painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves, butterflies and flowers on the rim.
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Diameter: 173 millimetres
Height: 22 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thC
Room 95 label text:
Dish with three ladies preparing a meal
This dish is painted with three ladies preparing a meal at a table. One lady is seated and fans the charcoal on a stove to encourage the heat, white the others are standing with food vessels. Leaves, butterflies and flowers are painted around the flat rim. There is a six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
- On display (G95/dc32/sh3)
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