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Porcelain dish painted with iron brown enamel against a white ground. Inside, incised single spray of gardenia in the centre with four flower and fruit sprays in the cavetto, including grapevine, lotus, pomegranate and persimmon. Outside incised with band of scrolling gardenia sprays. There is a mark on the base.
- Production date
Diameter: 260 millimetres
Height: 55 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505
Room 95 label text:
Dish with fruiting and flowering branches
Potters painted flowering gardenia in the centre. There are four flower and fruit sprays in the cavetto, including grapevine, lotus, pomegranate and persimmon. Outside it is incised with a band of scrolling gardenia. The combination of iron-brown on a white ground is unusual but was a technique invented in the early fifteenth century. The base has a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Hongzhi reign mark.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and overglaze iron- brown
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period, AD 1488–1505
- On display (G95/dc25/sh2)
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