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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.19

  • Description

    Guan-type stoneware bowl with rounded sides and six-lobed mouthrim, on a small, low foot. The bowl has bluish-grey glaze with dark grey stained even crackle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1775
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 74 millimetres
    • Diameter: 196 millimetres
    • Diameter: 58 millimetres (base)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        古香
      • Inscription Transliteration

        guxiang
      • Inscription Translation

        ancient fragrance
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        純青雖覺遜官窑
        椀肖葵花意獨超
        義叶河圖宜貯水
        愛他生一有名標
        乾隆乙未御題
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chunqing sui jue xun Guanyao
        wan xiao kuihua yi du chao
        yi ye hetu yi zhu shui
        ai ta shengyi you mingbiao
        Qianlong yiwei yuti
      • Inscription Translation

        Its colour has not quite the pure clear of guan ware. But its sunflower form is excellently designed. The bowl containing Holy Water perfectly retains the good fortune ordained for it. I adore this vessel of Shengyi, who so richly deserves his reputation.
        Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the cyclical year yiwei [AD 1775].
      • Inscription Comment

        Red palace-mark
        Poem appears in vol 29 of section IV of the Collected Works of the Qianlong Emperor entitled ‘On a Sunflower Bowl (kui hua wan) of Ge Ware’
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Southern Song 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 19

    Lobed bowl with guan-type glaze and inscription


    In the centre of the base is a red-stained character 甲pronounced jia indicating that this piece was regarded as the finest quality. The inscription reads: 純青雖覺遜官窑, 椀肖葵花意獨超, 義叶河圖宜貯水, 愛他生一有名標。 乾隆乙 未御題 Chunqing sui jue xun Guanyao, wan xiao kuihua yi du chao, yi ye hetu yi zhu shui, ai ta shengyi you mingbiao Qianlong yiwei yuti. It has been translated as: Its colour has not quite the pure clear of guan ware. But its sunflower form is excellently designed. The bowl containing Holy Water perfectly retains the good fortune ordained for it. I adore this vessel of Shengyi, who so richly deserves his reputation. Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the cyclical year yiwei [AD 1775]. A seal at the end of the inscription reads: 古香 guxiang ‘ancient fragrance’.


    Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Guan ware 仿官窯
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 杭州市
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1775PDF 19

    仿官釉刻乾隆御制詩葵瓣碗

    器底中心刻“甲”字填紅彩,表示其品質被歸於最高等級。器底刻詩文:“純青雖覺遜官窯,椀肖葵花意獨超。 義葉河圖宜貯水,愛他生一有名標。 乾隆乙未御題。”意為:此器的釉色雖不如官窯純淨,但葵花造型的設計獨具匠心。用此碗盛裝聖水將會為修行之人保持好運。我喜愛章生一所造器皿,此人不負盛名。乾隆皇帝作于乙未年(1775年)。詩尾附“古香”(古物之芬芳)印一方


    炻器,青釉
    仿官窯器
    浙江省杭州市
    清代,約1700-1775年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 30 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 27, pl. XXVI bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.19, no.10 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.7, no.19, pl.III bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 26-27, no.19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc7/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.19

Guan-type stoneware bowl with rounded sides and six-lobed mouthrim, on a small, low foot. The bowl has bluish-grey glaze with dark grey stained even crackle.

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