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Porcelain dish with gently rounded sides. Underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Production date
Diameter: 175 millimetres
Height: 38 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620
Room 95 label text:
Dish with the Eight Immortals and Shoulao
This porcelain dish is one of a pair. It is painted in underglaze blue with the Eight Immortals in a landscape around the sides, and the God of Longevity (Shoulao) seated on a rock with a deer and crane in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base萬曆年製 純忠堂用 (Wanli nian zhi Chunzhong Tang yong ‘Made in Wanli period for use in the Hall of Sincere Loyalty’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
- On display (G95/dc20/sh9)
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 27th April 1933. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.206, Lot 135. £36. Bluett's purchased this pair of bowls at Sotheby's, 25th-26th April 1933, from the Stephen D. Winkworth Collection Sale. From the Collection of the Rev. J. F. Bloxam.
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