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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1621-1627 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.25-1955

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Hexagonal dish with concave cuts at the angles, narrow sloping rim, steep sides and flat centre. Hollow footrim with vertical inside wall, and "chatter-marks" on base. Round the rim and sides, panels in underglaze blue, each alternate panel containing a squatting figure in a landscape; in the panels between lobed cartouches reserved on a diaper ground in underglaze bleu and containing each a flower in red and green leaves outlined in black. In the bottom of the dish, a red crane amongst red water-lilies and green leaves outlined in black.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1621-1627 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'fu' within a circle, in underglaze blue
happiness
Seal character mark

Dimensions

Width: 14.2 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-27)

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Cranes (birds); Water lily; Figures; Flowers; Landscapes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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