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Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Enamelled in mixed colours, with a clump of 'lingzhi' with its scrolled head of diverse colours and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate.
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Diameter: 507 millimetres
Height: 88 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735
Room 95 label text:
Fencai serving dish with prunus
This large serving dish is painted with a lingzhi and branches of blossoming prunus, mingled with sprays of pomegranate. The introduction of this opaque palette which included white enamel enabled the porcelain decorators to experiment with all kinds of shading and gradations of colour. Tiny dots were used to suggest a slightly darker petal shade.
Porcelain with underglaze blue and opaque overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723—35
- On display (G95/dc64/s7)
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