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wrist-rest

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.638

  • Description

    Porcelain wrist rest, in the form of a minature ridge tile. There is a ten-character poetic couplet in underglaze cobalt blue and three copper red seals on the top. There is an inscription and six spur marks on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 90 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the upper surface
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        Inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qin shu liao er tuo, Yu niao yi xiang qing
      • Inscription Translation

        Books and music (the qin) provide sustenance. Fish and birds offer companionship
      • Inscription Comment

        Ten-character inscription in underglaze blue on the upper surface
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        In the centre, on the underside
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        Hall mark
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yungeng Tang zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made for the Hall of Cultivation
      • Inscription Comment

        Square four-character inscription in the form of a seal mark in the centre on the underside.
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the upper surface
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        Seal mark
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yu
      • Inscription Translation

        Islet
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the upper surface
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        Seal mark
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Not deciphered
      • Inscription Translation

        Not translated
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        On the upper surface
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        Seal mark
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Ao
      • Inscription Translation

        Inlet
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 638

    Wrist rest with inscription


    The inscription has been translated ‘ Books and music (the qin) provide sustenance. Fish and birds offer companionship. ‘ The two red seals read ‘islet’ and ‘inlet’ and the square inscription underneath reads ‘Made for the Hall of Cultivation’.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.21, no.638 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.29, no.638, back cover bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.638

Porcelain wrist rest, in the form of a minature ridge tile. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a ten-character poetic couplet and three copper red seals. Inscription on underside. Six spur marks are on the bottom.

Porcelain wrist rest, in the form of a minature ridge tile. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a ten-character poetic couplet and three copper red seals. Inscription on underside. Six spur marks are on the bottom.

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