- Museum number
Porcelain dish with flattened rim. The dish has a fine white body. There is a landscape scene under a gold tinted sun with two figures, one of them an archer with a bow and a quiver, painted in pale transparent enamel on the interior, and leaves, butterflies and flowers on the rim.
- Production date
Diameter: 172 millimetres
Height: 20 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thC
Room 95 label text:
Dish with male figures in a landscape
This dish is painted with two figures – one an archer, carrying a bow, and the other a scholar. The rock is tiger-shaped and has a face. 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)
- Registration number