Ru-type porcelain vase with a drum-shaped body, rounded sides and a tall, tapering neck. The vase has opaque, blue-grey glaze with fine crackle stained light brown in some areas. There are inscriptions on the base, which is glazed.
- 1723-1735 (?)
- 1912-1933 (?)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 264 millimetres
- Diameter: 194 millimetres
- Diameter: 152 millimetres (base)
- Diameter: 61 millimetres (mouth)
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TranslationEternally precious
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Vase with crackled celadon glaze
The shape of this vase is not as pleasing as most Yongzheng celadons, so it may be a Republican period copy. Alternatively it could be a Tang Ying experiment. Two characters 永寳 (yongbao ‘eternally precious’) are incised on the base. This is a palace-style mark, suggesting it was part of a collection within the Forbidden City. The mark may have been later added.
Porcelain with crackled celadon glaze incised mark
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period AD 1723–35 or Republican period, AD 1911–1933
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'
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Object reference number: RRC38485
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