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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Plate

1662-1722 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plate of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. In the middle, a scene with two lovers in a bedroom. On the rim, six panels containing sprays of plum-blossom, reserved on a ground of trellis diaper. Under the rim, four branches with blossom and fruit.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue
Brief Description
Plate, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue with a scene from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber); China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (with Chenghua mark)
Physical Description
Plate of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. In the middle, a scene with two lovers in a bedroom. On the rim, six panels containing sprays of plum-blossom, reserved on a ground of trellis diaper. Under the rim, four branches with blossom and fruit.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 26.4cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
'da ming Chenghua nian zhi' in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Object history
Labelled 'L. Huth' and '215'. This plate was exhibited by Mr Louis Huth at Burlington Fine Arts Club 1895; Cat. No. 215



The scene is possibly from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber): Zhang Sheng and Yingying make love. (Part IV, Act I).
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceXi Xiang Ji (The West Chamber)
Other Number
Loan no. 2402
Collection
Accession Number
C.727-1910

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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