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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Liu, Shuren (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Simon Kwan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 4

Physical description

Plaque, one of a set of four. Rectangular, grooved on the back surface for insertion into a frame. Bluish-white porcelain, painted in overglaze black, grey, blue and red with a scene of four magpies above flowering branches and gnarled rocks. The auspicious meaning is explained in an inscription to the upper left reads: 'Magpies having their aspiration fulfilled' 'by Shuren in the style of Ren Bonian'. Red seal 'Liu'.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1986 (made)


Liu, Shuren (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels


Length: 82 cm, Width: 23 cm

Object history note

One of a set of four plaques, FE.56 to 59-1990.

Descriptive line

Plaque, one of a set of four, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels with magpies; painted by Liu Shuren, China (Jingdezhen), ca.1986


Porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Magpies; Rock


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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