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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1573-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given from the Bloxam Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.138-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 6

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, saucer-shaped. Painted in underglaze blue and in red, green and brownish-purple enamels. In the middle, within a medallion, are two pheasants and two small birds amongst rocks form which grows a peach-tree bearing fruit. On the under side of the rim, three dragons with sacred fungus on scrolled stems issuing from their mouths, in blue.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1573-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Wanli nian zhi' in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Made in the Wanli period of the great Ming dynasty

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.2 cm

Descriptive line

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

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Pheasants; Peach (tree); Dragons; Magic fungus; Birds

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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