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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.513

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded walls. The bowl has crackled glossy copper red glaze, with a white rim, and the red glazed base is mottled watery green.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111 millimetres
    • Diameter: 240 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 513

    Bowl 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 and the rim is bound in copper.


    Porcelain transparent and copper-red glazes and copper rim
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 236 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.13, no.513 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.13, no.513 bibliographic details
    • Oriental Ceramic Society 1971 p.134, no.231 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.93, no.92 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case49/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.513

Porcelain bowl with rounded walls. Crackled glossy copper red glaze, with a white rim. Red glazed base is mottled watery green.

Porcelain bowl with rounded walls. Crackled glossy copper red glaze, with a white rim. Red glazed base is mottled watery green.

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