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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.501

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. The bowl has cobalt-blue glaze on interior and exterior, with a narrow band of coffee glaze at the rim, and brownish-black slip on foot-ring and base. There are two four-clawed dragons, clouds and a flaming pearl incised on interior. There is an inscription on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1644-1662
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 62 millimetres
    • Diameter: 210 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        落霞彩散不留形,浴出長天霁色青。
        成化鷄缸誇五色,椎輪于此溯儀刑。
        乾隆丙申仲春御題
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Luoxia cai san bu liu xing, yuchuchangtian ji se qing
        Chenghua jigang kua wuse, chuilun yu ci su yi xing.
        Qianlong bingshen zhongchun yuti
      • Inscription Translation

        The glow of sunset has gone without trace,
        The sky is clear in a vast expanse of blue.
        The many colours of the Chenghua ‘chicken cups’,
        After the plain wares these colours were created.
        Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the second month in the Spring of the bingshen year [AD 1776]
      • Inscription Comment

        Hobson has also translation, p. 113 He states the poem appears in Vol. 93 Section IV of the Collected Works of the Qianlong Emperor entitled 'on a deep blue bowl of Xuande ware'.集部/別集類/清代/御製詩集/四集卷三十九
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        郎潤
      • Inscription Transliteration

        langrun
      • Inscription Translation

        clear and unctuous
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 501

    Dish with blue glaze


    This porcelain bowl is covered with a cobalt-blue glaze and has a narrow band of coffee-coloured glaze at the rim. The base has a brownish-black slip. Two four-clawed dragons, clouds and a flaming pearl are incised inside and the base has a Qianlong inscription reads: 落霞彩散不留形, 浴出長天霁色青。 成化鷄 缸誇 五色, 椎輪于此溯儀刑。乾隆丙申仲春御題 (Luoxia cai san bu liu xing, yuchuchangtian ji se qing, Chenghua jigang kua wuse, chuilun yu ci su yi xing.
    Qianlong bingshen zhongchun yuti 'The glow of sunset has gone without trace,
    The sky is clear in a vast expanse of blue. The many colours of the Chenghua ‘chicken cups’, After the plain wares these colours were created. Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the second month in the Spring of the bingshen year [AD 1776].' The seal at the end reads 朗潤 (langrun 'clear and unctuous').


    Porcelain with incised decoration covered with a cobalt-blue glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1644–1662

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 113, pl. CXII bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.11, no.501, pl.I bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.11, no.501, pl.I bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.99, no.86 (and base) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case46/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.501

Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. Cobalt-blue glaze on interior and exterior, with a narrow band of coffee glaze at the rim. Brownish-black slip on foot-ring and base. Two four-clawed dragons, clouds and a flaming pearl incised on interior. Inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl with slightly curving sides. Cobalt-blue glaze on interior and exterior, with a narrow band of coffee glaze at the rim. Brownish-black slip on foot-ring and base. Two four-clawed dragons, clouds and a flaming pearl incised on interior. Inscription on base.

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