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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.583

  • Description

    Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 77 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
      • Inscription Comment

        mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 583

    Water pot with celadon glaze


    This beehive shaped water pot is decorated with a carved design. The glaze has pooled into the carved design creating an attractive contrasting pattern. The base carries a Kangxi reign mark in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, carved decoration and celadon-type glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.25, no.583 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.26, no.583 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.94, no.94 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc49/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.583


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