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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.586

  • Description

    Porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form with three spreading legs, large spout, two capped columns rising from the rim, which has a pointed backward extension, and a small loop handle surmounted by an animal head in relief. The vessel has pale yellow glaze. There are debased taotie masks incised on the exterior.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 144 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 586

    Jue with yellow glaze


    This cup is modelled in the form of an ancient bronze ritual vessel made for heating wine called a jue. It demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the jue twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze.


    Porcelain incised and with applied details and with transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 235 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.104, no.91 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.26, no.586 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.27, no.586 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.95, no.105 (yellow tripod) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case41/sh8

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    11 May 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Dismantle leg and post, improve old restoration - rebond, refill and retouch colour.

    Condition

    The object is in good condition, it has an old repair which looks inncorrect.

    Treatment details

    The old repair to the leg and to the post on top were dismantleld be leaving overnight in an atmosphere of acetone solvent. The break edges were cleaned using a combination of acetone and steam cleaning. The break edges of the old repair had been ground down, leaving the leg too short for the vessel. A post was built up using epoxy resin bulked with fumed silica and dry ground pigments to colour. Supports were built up under the vessel and the leg was positioned so that both vessel and leg were joined by the epoxy. Once cured the epoxy was cut back just below surface level. A final coat of epoxy, coloured to match the glaze was applied, this was left to cure before polishing back with abrasive cloths.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: PDF 587 Sold at Sotheby's - 15th October 1968

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.586

Porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form with three spreading legs, large spout, and two capped columns rising from the rim, which has a pointed backward extension. Pale yellow glaze. A small loop handle surmounted by an animal head in relief, with debased taotie masks incised on exterior.

Porcelain vessel of archaic bronze jue form with three spreading legs, large spout, and two capped columns rising from the rim, which has a pointed backward extension. Pale yellow glaze. A small loop handle surmounted by an animal head in relief, with debased taotie masks incised on exterior.

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