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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.657

  • Description

    Porcelain globular jar with recessed base forming a foot ring. The jar is made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi). There is a four line poem in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 57 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        珍藏
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhen zang
      • Inscription Translation

        Precious collection
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 657

    Jar with a four line poem


    There are two characters reading 珍藏 (zhen zang ‘precious collection’) in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.25, no.657 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.35, no.657 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.657

Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with a foot ring formed from a recessed base. Four line poem in underflaze cobalt blue on exterior. Mark on base.

Globular jar made of 'soft paste' porcelain (hua shi) with a foot ring formed from a recessed base. Four line poem in underflaze cobalt blue on exterior. Mark on base.

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