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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.110-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 2

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. In the middle, a flowering tree on which a bird is perched, with insects flying around it and the crescent moon above. On the rim, four detached sprays of blossom, and, on the underside, a bird on the branch of a peach-tree bearing fruit.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1573-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'fu shou kang ning' in blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

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

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Insects; Moon; Flowers; Peach (tree)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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