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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.484

  • Description

    Porcelain octagonal bowl. There is an incised key-fret panel just below the rim, openwork trellis patterns on the sides, with characters in two rows in alternate panels.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 484

    Octagonal cup with openwork


    This porcelain cup is carefully carved to reveal an openwork design.


    Porcelain with openwork design
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh4

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    20 March 2009

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Rebond detached fragments

    Condition

    Old adhesive has failed and a fragment has become detached

    Treatment details

    Old adhesive was removed from break edges under magnification. Detached fragments were located and secured in postion with tape. Fynebond (epoxy resin) was introduced by capillary action. Tapes were removed once the adhesive was fully cured. Any excess was removed with a scalpel.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.484

Porcelain octagonal bowl. There is an incised key-fret panel just below the rim, openwork trellis patterns on the sides, with characters in two rows in alternate panels.

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