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  • Museum number

    PDF.576

  • Description

    Porcelain jar with globular body and wide neck. The jar has glassy crackled copper red glaze, fading to greyish white at the rim, and a greyish-green glazed base with slight pink shading.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 125 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 576

    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 dish 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 1975 Monochrome pl. 238 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.24, 576 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.25, no.576 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.576

Porcelain jar with globular body and wide neck. Glassy crackled copper red glaze, fading to greyish white at the rim. Greyish-green glazed base with slight pink shading.

Porcelain jar with globular body and wide neck. Glassy crackled copper red glaze, fading to greyish white at the rim. Greyish-green glazed base with slight pink shading.

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