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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century-early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and in brown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Dish, saucer-shaped with rounded sides rising towards the rim, and small, glazed base, rather deeply recessed. Firing grit on the underside. Painted in greyish-blue with a medallion design of waterweeds surrounding a slightly raised fish with incised scales, etc, picked out in brown glaze; the outside plain.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


late 15th century-early 16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and in brown


Diameter: 12.3 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and in brown, China, Ming, late 15th-early 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.116, pl.167

Production Note



Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Blue and white and red; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Water weed; Fish


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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