Ink-cake. Dragon, phoenix and inscription. Made of ink.
- Found/Acquired: China
- Width: 10 centimetres
Inscription Content天啓甲子年製 (1624)
Inscription TransliterationTian Qi Jia Zi Nian Zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the year of Jia Zi (1624) of Tian Qi reign (1601-1627)
Inscription Transliterationfeng you yi, long you lin, jun bu du xing, bi you liang chen
gu le fu ge
cheng jun fang zhi
Inscription Translationpheonix has wings, dragon has scales, a ruler needs the help of capable officials
21 April 2010
Reason for treatment
Remove mould. Assess for further work. Advise on strorage
The object has suffered from being stored in an high RH% environment. Many objects in the store have developed mould on the surface.
The object was cleaned with a low suction vacuum cleaner and a soft brush.This object was included in the loan #1073 China: ancient and Modern. On the install in Coventry it was found a small chip had becoem detached from teh rim of the pot. This was reattached using HMG cellulose nitrate adhesive.
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Object reference number: RRC11324
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