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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 73 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Inscription CommentKangxi mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
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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