- Museum number
Porcelain dish with slightly rounded sides and flattened mouth-rim with thickened edge. The dish has a fine thin white body. There is a landscape scene with Lan Tsaihe carrying a hoe and an attendant with a basket of flowers. Pair with PDF 884.
- Production date
Diameter: 152 millimetres
Height: 21 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722
Room 95 label text:
Dish with Lan Caihe and attendant
This dish is painted with two figures – one the Daoist immortal Lan Caihe and the other her attendant carrying a basket of flowers. Leaves, butterflies and flowers are painted around the flat rim. There is a six-character Kangxi 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 mark and period, AD 1662–1722
- On display (G95/dc32/sh3)
- Acquisition notes
- PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.
- Registration number