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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.528

  • Description

    Porcelain hemispherical bowl. The bowl has pinkish peach bloom glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink and bright moss green, with white at the rim. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 46 millimetres
    • Diameter: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明宣德年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Xuande nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Xuande reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark but Kangxi period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 528

    Bowl with copper-red glaze


    This bowl is a Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, copy of a Ming Xuande bowl with copper red glaze. On the base it carries an apocryphal underglaze blue Xuande mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark transparent and copper-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.16, no.528 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.16, no.528 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc48/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.528

Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Pinkish peach bloom glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink and bright moss green, with white at the rim. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Pinkish peach bloom glaze derived from copper, mottled darker pink and bright moss green, with white at the rim. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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