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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.180

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim. The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. The character for 'longevity' is moulded in the centre, with radiating panels of classic scroll.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 83 millimetres
    • Diameter: 192 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the centre
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shou
      • Inscription Translation

        Longevity
      • Inscription Comment

        A moulded character 'Shou' (longevity) on centre
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 180

    Bowl imitating Ding ware


    Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This white porcelain bowl has a copper rim imitating earlier Ding wares. Inside it is decorated with the character壽 (Shou ‘longevity’), with radiating panels containing a leaf scroll.

    Porcelain with moulded decoration, transparent glaze and copper rim
    Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1700–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.24, no.65 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case11/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.180

Porcelain bowl, with copper-bound mouth rim.  The bowl has crackled yellowish glaze. The character for 'longevity' is moulded in the centre, with radiating panels of classic scroll.

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