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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 74 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationWanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Wanli reign
Published PDF date : Qing 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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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Object reference number: RRC38863
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