A YELLOW-GLAZED DISH
HONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD
明弘治 嬌黄釉盤 《大明弘治年製》款
the thinly potted rounded sides rising to a broad everted rim and supported on a short tapered foot, covered overall in an attractive egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue
Diameter 21.5 cm, 8½ in.
There is a ca. 2cm long hairline extending from the rim into the sides and a ca. 1.5cm long hairline extending from the rim into the sides. There are several scratches to the glaze on the exterior of the dish.
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