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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.66

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735 (?)
    • 1912-1933 (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 264 millimetres
    • Diameter: 194 millimetres
    • Diameter: 152 millimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 61 millimetres (mouth)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        永寳
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yongbao
      • Inscription Translation

        Eternally precious
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF 66

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 6, pl. V bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.18, no.66, pl.VII bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.41, no.66 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.66

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.

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