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Porcelain vase of bag-shaped basket form with simulated basketwork. The vase has greyish white crackled glaze. There is an inscription on the base.
- Height: 175 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TranslationYongshou gong [a palace in the Forbidden City]
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : 17th-18thCRoom 95 label text:
Vase imitating a basket
This vase is incised with lines to imitate basketwork and with a trompe l’oeil rope around the neck. The design is archaistic and loosely based on earlier white wares with basket work patterns made in North China. Three characters永壽宮 (Yongshougong ‘Never-ending Longlife Palace’) are incised on the base and coloured with a red pigment. This palace was located within the Forbidden City – the Ming and Qing emperor’s residence and seat of government. There is a separate character 寅 (yin ‘reverence’) also incised on the base.
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
South China 中國南部
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
On display: G95/dc11/sh7
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Object reference number: RRC38544
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