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

Dish

1662-1722 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Saucer-shaped with wavy edge. In the middle, an eight-lobed slightly sunk panel containing a man and a girl upon a terrace. Surrounding this are compartments moulded in the shape of lotus-petals, containing alternately the Eight Precious Things and flowers. Border of geometrical diaper. Underneath the rim, the Eight Precious Things alternately with lotus-blossoms; on the border, the Eight Trigrams separated by trellis diaper.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue
Brief description
Dish, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue with a scene from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber); China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi peirod (with Chenghua mark)
Physical description
Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Saucer-shaped with wavy edge. In the middle, an eight-lobed slightly sunk panel containing a man and a girl upon a terrace. Surrounding this are compartments moulded in the shape of lotus-petals, containing alternately the Eight Precious Things and flowers. Border of geometrical diaper. Underneath the rim, the Eight Precious Things alternately with lotus-blossoms; on the border, the Eight Trigrams separated by trellis diaper.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 21.6cm
Styles
Marks and inscriptions
'da ming Chenghua nian zhi' in a double circle, in underglaze blue
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Object history
The scene is from the drama "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber): Hongniang invites Zhang Sheng to feast (Part II, Act II).
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceXi Xiang Ji (The West Chamber)
Other number
Loan no. 484
Collection
Accession number
C.764-1910

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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