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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Marie Adeline Dumergue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 5

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilt. In the middle are a qilin and a phoenix with a banana tree and rocks. The scalloped rim is divided into four compartments containing fabulous animals or birds among flowering plants. The lower side of the rim is painted with three branches of blossom.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

A prunus blossom within a double circle, in blue


Diameter: 16.2 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Rock; Flowers; Banana (plant); Phoenix birds; Qilin; Birds; Animals


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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