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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.517

  • Description

    Porcelain vase with narrow sloping shoulder and long cylindrical neck. The vase has copper red glaze faing to white at the rim. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 74 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        萬里年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Wanli nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Wanli reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 517

    Miniature vase 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. On the base it carries an underglaze blue apocryphal four-character Wanli mark.


    Porcelain with copper-red glaze and underglaze cobalt-blue mark
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.14, no.517 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.14, no.517 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc50/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.517

Porcelain vase with narrow sloping shoulder and long cylindrical neck. Copper red glaze faing to white at the rim. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Porcelain vase with narrow sloping shoulder and long cylindrical neck. Copper red glaze faing to white at the rim. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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