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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.571-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 1

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, with wavy edge. Painted in two shades of blue with two phoenixes surrounding a lotus which branches in to scroll foliage. Stylised lotuses on the rim. Under the rim, four plum blossoms and two birds on branches.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1573-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of a double circle in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Glazed; Painted; Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Birds; Lotus flowers; Prunus blossoms; Scrolling foliage; Phoenix birds

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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