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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Basil Ionides Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.69-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 7

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Of circular shape, with deep well and spreading rim. Decorated in the centre is a design of three figures and a servant, in supposedly European dress with coiffure 'à la Fontanges,' holding cut flowers on a terrace. Surrounding this are eight shaped panels on a swastika diaper ground depicting pairs of oriental ladies and plants. On the reverse, three flower sprays.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Kangxi period

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.3 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Swastikas; Ladies; Plants

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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