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jar / cover
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Porcelain jar of baluster form, with wide neck and flat topped cover with straight sides. The jar has pale yellow enamel glaze over a thin felspathic glaze on the exterior, and unglazed interior and cover.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 195 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Jar and cover with yellow glaze
This jar 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 jar 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. The unmarked base has a transparent glaze.
Porcelain with yellow and transparent glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1735–95
Porcelain jar of baluster form, with wide neck and flat topped cover with straight sides. Pale yellow enamel glaze over a thin felspathic glaze. Interior of jar and cover unglazed.
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Object reference number: RRC38928
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