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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.594

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot, rectangular with straight spreading sides. The water-pot has copper red glaze on interior and exterior. There are numerous pin-holes on the base, which has a bluish-white glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 67 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 594

    Water pot with copper-red glaze


    The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body.


    Porcelain with copper-red glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.27, no.594 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.28, no.594 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.594

Rectangular porcelain water-pot, with straight spreading sides. Copper red glaze on inside and outside. Numerous pin-holes on bluish-white glazed base.

Rectangular porcelain water-pot, with straight spreading sides. Copper red glaze on inside and outside. Numerous pin-holes on bluish-white glazed base.

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