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Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Dish

1488-1505 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Porcelain dish, covered with yellow enamel, except on the base. On the back, diamond-engraved inscription in Persian, Jahangir Shah-e Akbar Shah 1021 (1612-13 AD), meaning that it was owned by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, son of, and successor to, Akbar.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain covered with enamel
Brief Description
Dish, porcelain covered with yellow enamel, on the back with diamond-engraved Persian inscription, China, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)
Physical Description
Porcelain dish, covered with yellow enamel, except on the base. On the back, diamond-engraved inscription in Persian, Jahangir Shah-e Akbar Shah 1021 (1612-13 AD), meaning that it was owned by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, son of, and successor to, Akbar.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 21.6cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'da ming Hongzhi nian zhi' in a double circle in underglaze blue on base
Object history
The dish was owned by the Moghul emperor Jahangir (1605-1627), as indicated by the incised inscription in a fine hand, dated 1021 AH [4 March 1612 – 20 Feb 1613] .
Production
label
Bibliographic References
  • Hobson, R.L.Wares of the Ming dynasty London: Benn Brothers ltd., 1923, p. 84
  • Hobson, R.L.Chinese Pottery and Porcelain New York: Funk and Wagnalls; London: Cassell, 1915, vol. II, p. 28.
Collection
Accession Number
551-1878

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record createdJanuary 19, 2009
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