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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Dish

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

Dish of porcelain. Saucer-shaped. Painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette and gilded. In the middle, two ladies beneath a window at which is seated a musician. Border of trellis diaper broken by plum-blossom, with four reserved panels containing fungus. The scene is from the drama "The West Chamber" (Xi Xiang Ji): Zhang Sheng plays his lute at night as Yingying and Hongniang listen (Part II, Act IV).


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Dish, porcelain painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette and gilded, with a scene from the drama "The West Chamber" (Xi Xiang Ji), China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
Physical Description
Dish of porcelain. Saucer-shaped. Painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette and gilded. In the middle, two ladies beneath a window at which is seated a musician. Border of trellis diaper broken by plum-blossom, with four reserved panels containing fungus. The scene is from the drama "The West Chamber" (Xi Xiang Ji): Zhang Sheng plays his lute at night as Yingying and Hongniang listen (Part II, Act IV).
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 21.9cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
A seal character, in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Object history
The scene is from the drama "The West Chamber" (Xi Xiang Ji): Zhang Sheng plays his lute at night as Yingying and Hongniang listen (Part II, Act IV).
Production
Register
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceThe West Chamber
Other Number
Loan No. 249
Collection
Accession Number
C.1172-1910

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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