Zhengde six-character marks of of the period Each with a short hollowed circular footrim, the curved body rising to a flaring rim at the tip, plainly enamelled in a rich egg-yolk yellow tone all over, the base with a six-character mark. Each: 17.6cm diam. (2).
In the Ming dynasty, yellow-glazed porcelains were usually not allowed to be produced other than at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, among which pieces produced during the Hongzhi and Zhengde reigns were of the finest quality in terms of glazing and colour. See an identical Zhengde reign-marked yellow-glazed dish from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p.46, pl.41; and another yellow dish illustrated by Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.IV, London, 2010, pl.1676. For two other dishes from the collection of the British Museum, see Jessica Harrison-Hall, Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p.205, pls.8:27 and 8:28.
黃釉瓷的生產於明清兩代都受宮廷嚴格控制，而明代黃釉瓷又以弘治正德燒製為佳。參看北京故宮博物院清宮舊藏一件明正德黃釉瓷盤，楊靜榮編，《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系：顏色釉》，香港，1999，頁46，圖41，另見玫茵堂藏一件類似黃釉盤，Regina Krahl著，《Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection》，第四卷，倫敦，2010年，圖1676，另見英國大英博物館藏兩件明正德黃釉盤，Jessica Harrison-Hall，《Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum》，倫敦，2001年， 頁204，圖版8:27及8:28。
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