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
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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