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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.526

  • Description

    Porcelain pear-shaped vase, with a swelling bulb below a straight mouth rim. The vase has unevenly applied finely crazed turquoise glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 180 millimetres
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 526

    Vase with turquoise glaze


    Turquoise glazes such as this one are particularly runny and suitable for pooling in the lines of carved porcelain vessels.


    Porcelain with crazed turquoise 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.15, no.526 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.15, no.526 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc38/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.526

Pear-shaped porcelain vase, with a swelling bulb below a straight mouth rim. Unevenly applied finely crazed turquoise glaze.

Pear-shaped porcelain vase, with a swelling bulb below a straight mouth rim. Unevenly applied finely crazed turquoise glaze.

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