Porcelain dish decorated with underglaze blue and an overglaze yellow enamel ground. This dish has rounded sides, an everted rim and a tapering foot. Inside the dish is slightly sunken where the foot ring joins the body. Its base is unglazed and peppered with tiny brown and black dots like grated nutmeg on milk. In the centre of the base is a drilled mark with seven small holes, indicating that it was once in an Indian or Middle Eastern collection. Typical of the Chenghua era, the light blue is applied in pale washes to paint the gardenia in the centre, the pomegranate, persimmon, grapes and tied lotus around the cavetto, the camellia scroll outside and double lines around the inner and outer rim, the inner medallion, the foot and join of foot to dish.

An00014138 001 l


Made Of
Type of Thing
fruit, lotus, plant, flower
painted, glazed


Found In
In Gallery
G33/Ch/case46, 29 Mar 1993
Made In


Acquired In
Chenghua, mark and period, Ming dynasty

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