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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 10, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. In the middle, two ladies and a boy by a pavilion in a garden; in the distance roofs rising above clouds. On the rim, reserved on a pattern of trellis diaper, five panels each containing a spray of peony. Underneath, a landscape repeated.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Chenghua nian zhi' in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Made in the Chenghua period of the great Ming dynasty


Diameter: 26.0 cm

Object history note

The scene is possibly from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber): Madame Zheng, Hongniang and Huan Lang. (Part IV, Act II).

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue with a scene from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber); China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi peirod (with Chenghua mark)


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Gardens; Ladies; Peonies; Diaper-work; Boys; Landscapes


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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