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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.38

  • Description

    Official Jun stoneware flower pot stand of elongated quatrefoil shape, with flattened rim with narrow raised band at edge, lobed sides, and four cloud-shaped feet. The stand has blue glaze coloured purple with in-glaze copper pigment. There is an inscription, and eleven small spur marks, on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1403-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 51 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres
    • Depth: 136 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        jiu
      • Inscription Translation

        nine
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        養心殿
      • Inscription Transliteration

        yang xin dian
      • Inscription Translation

        Hall of Mental Cultivation
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        明 窓用
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ming chuang yong
      • Inscription Translation

        For use in the Study of Illumination..
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song or Jin dynasty 13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 38

    Lobed flower pot stand


    The base of this flower pot stand has eleven small spur marks and the character 九 (jiu ‘nine’) incised before firing and two further inscriptions inscribed later. The inscriptions read 養心殿 (Yangxin Dian ‘Hall of Mental Cultivation’) and 明 窓 (窗) 用 (Mingchuang yong ‘For use in the Study of Illumination’). These inscriptions were most likely engraved in the early eighteenth century and indicate where the flower pot stand was then used then. The ‘Hall of Mental Cultivation’ was where both the Yongzheng (AD1723–35) and Qianlong (AD 1736–95) Emperors resided within the Forbidden City.


    Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base
    Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435PDF 38

    海棠式花盆托


    花盆托外底有十一個小支燒痕,並在燒窯前刻有數目字“九”。另有十八世紀早期的兩個後刻銘“養心殿”及“明窓 (窗)
    用”,表明了其放置地點。養心殿是雍正皇帝(1723-1735年)及乾隆皇帝(1736-1795年)在紫禁城中的居所。


    炻胎,施藍色及紫色釉,底部為橄欖綠色釉
    官鈞窯或帶數字鈞窯
    河南省禹縣(今禹州市)鈞台
    明代,約1368-1435年

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 62, pl. LXI(a) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.12, no.38, pl.IV bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.32, no.38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc52/s7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the McKinnon Wood Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.38


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