Porcelain dish with underglaze blue decoration. This heavily potted dish has rounded sides and a broad flat upturned rim with bracket-lobed edge and a thick tapering foot. Inside it is painted with four pop-eyed lions with bared teeth, chasing each other around a beribboned ball. Outside the lions pursue individual balls. The base carries a four-character hall mark in a double square which reads 玉 堂 佳 器 'Yu tang jia qi' [Fine vessel of the Jade Hall]. A large chip is missing from the underside of the fritted rim.

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Thing

Made Of
porcelain
Type of Thing
dish
Subject
animal
Techniques
glazed

Place

Found In
China
Made In
Jingdezhen

Time

Made
1540-1620, circa
Period/Culture
Jiajing, probably, Ming dynasty

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