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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, painted in underglaze blue. The decoration consists of a scene from a popular play "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber) and there is an inscription which refers to the heroine's changed intentions following the silence of her lover.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue
Brief Description
Dish, one of a pair, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with a scene from a popular play "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber), China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)
Physical Description
Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. The decoration consists of a scene from a popular play "Xi Xiang Ji" (The West Chamber) and there is an inscription which refers to the heroine's changed intentions following the silence of her lover.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.4cm
  • Diameter: 15.9cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
'da qing Kangxi nian zhi'
Credit line
Given by Sydney Vacher
Object history
One of a pair, see C.586-1925.



The scene is from a popular play "Xi Xiang Ji" (Part III, Act II).
Production
Register
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceThe West Chamber
Collection
Accession Number
C.587-1925

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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