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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.578

  • Description

    Porcelain jar with deep rounded sides and straight flanged rim. The jar has crackled copper red glaze mottled in places with white and shading to a transparent watery-green near the base, cream glazed recessed base, cream glazed interior with fine brown crackle, and white mouth-rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 185 millimetres
    • Diameter: 232 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 578

    Jar 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 jar 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, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.24, 578 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.25, no.578 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.578

Porcelain jar with deep rounded sides and straight flanged rim. Crackled copper red glaze mottled in places with white and shading to a transparent watery-green near the base. Cream glazed recessed base and interior with fine brown crackle. White mouth-rim.

Porcelain jar with deep rounded sides and straight flanged rim. Crackled copper red glaze mottled in places with white and shading to a transparent watery-green near the base. Cream glazed recessed base and interior with fine brown crackle. White mouth-rim.

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