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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.529

  • Description

    Porcelain ovoid water-pot with small mouth. The water-pot has very pale cobalt blue glaze of 'yue bai' or 'clair de lune' type, apart from the white mouth-rim and base. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Diameter: 73 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

        Kangxi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 529

    Jar with pale cobalt-blue glaze


    The whole vessel is covered with a light, cobalt-pigmented blue-tinged glaze sometimes called by the nineteenth century French connoisseur’s term clair de lune, or in Chinese 天青(tianqing ‘blue-green of the sky’). The base carries a Kangxi reign mark in underglaze blue.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and pale cobalt-blue glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1622–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 234 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.16, no.529 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.16, no.529 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc45/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.529

Ovoid porcelain Water-pot with small mouth.  Very pale cobalt blue glaze of 'yue bai' or 'clair de lune' type, apart from the white mouth-rim and base. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Ovoid porcelain Water-pot with small mouth. Very pale cobalt blue glaze of 'yue bai' or 'clair de lune' type, apart from the white mouth-rim and base. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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