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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.500

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Thick copper red glaze on body, cream crackled glaze on base. Incised inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 78 millimetres
    • Diameter: 226 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        雨過腳雲婪尾從, 夕陽 孤鶩照飛時; 泥澄鐵鏇丹砂染, 此 椀陶成色肖之 。 乾隆丁酉春御題
      • Inscription Transliteration

        yu guo jiao yun lan wei cong, xi yang zhua mu zhao fei shi; ni cheng tie xuan dan sha ran, ci wan tao cheng se xiao zhi. Qianlong dingyu chun yuti. 
      • Inscription Translation

        Like the end of a tail of low-lying clouds, after the passing of rain
        Like a solitary duck flying through the rays of the setting sun.
        The colour of this bowl from the firing kiln emerges.
        Its limpid paste, turned on iron lathe, tinted with cinnabar. Composed by Qianlong in the spring of the cyclical year ding yu (AD 1777) and inscribed by Imperial Order.
      • Inscription Comment

        Translation (Hobson 1934,  p. 112)
        This text is found in:
        集部/別集類/清代/御製詩集/四集卷三十九’詠宣窰椀’ dated 丙申(QL41, 1776, one year before the 丁酉 in the inscription on the bowl).
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        end of inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        古香
      • Inscription Transliteration

        gu xiang
      • Inscription Translation

        ancient fragrance
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        at end
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        太璞
      • Inscription Transliteration

        taipu
      • Inscription Translation

        supreme simplicity
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 500

    Bowl with copper-red glaze and inscription


    This deep red glaze imitates a Ming Xuande ware glaze closely. On the ground base is an incised Qianlong inscription 雨過腳雲婪尾從, 夕陽孤鶩照飛時; 泥澄鐵 鏇丹砂染, 此椀陶成色肖之。乾隆丁酉春御題 (yu guo jiao yun lan wei cong, xi yang zhua mu zhao fei shi; ni cheng tie xuan dan sha ran, ci wan tao cheng se xiao zhi. Qianlong dingyu chun yuti. 'Like the end of a tail of low-lying clouds, after the passing of rain; Like a solitary duck flying through the rays of the setting sun.The colour of this bowl from the firing kiln emerges.Its limpid paste, turned on iron lathe, tinted with cinnabar. Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the spring of the cyclical year ding yu (AD 1777)).Two seals at the end read: 古香 (guxiang 'ancient fragrance') and 太璞( taipu 'supreme simplicity').


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

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 112, pl. CXI bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.11, no.500, pl.I bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.11, no.500, pl.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case49/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Imperial Collection, Peking.'

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.500

Porcelain bowl with flaring sides. Thick copper red glaze on body, cream crackled glaze on base.

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