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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

  • Museum number:

    C.479-1927

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, with decoration painted in underglaze blue and enamel colours. Round the rim is a border of branches with peaches, pomegranates and other fruits. In the middle, four peonies in red among foliage; on the underside of the rim, lotus flowers and a wavy scrolled stem.

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'
Made in the Wanli period of the great Ming dynasty

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.7 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

Pomegranates (fruit); Lotus flowers; Peaches; Fruit; Scrolling foliage

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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