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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.592

  • Description

    Porcelain bottle of globular form with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. The bottle has iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. There are traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. There are numerous pin-holes on the base which has a plain felspathic glaze.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 592

    Bottle with iron-red glaze


    Potters covered this vase in a transparent glaze and fired it. It was then covered with an iron-red glaze and fired again at a lower temperature to fix this colour. It bears traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight.


    Porcelain with transparent and iron-red glazes and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.27, no.592 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.28, no.592 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case36/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.592

Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

Globular porcelain bottle with long slightly expanding neck and straight mouth rim. Iron red enamel over a plain felspathic glaze. Traces of a gilt design of a bird on a peony branch, chrysanthemums, two butterflies and a bird in flight. Numerous pin-holes on the plain felspathic glazed base.

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