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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.436

  • Description

    Porcelain square covered box with four L-shaped feet. The box has cream glaze. There are tiny brown specks in the body. There is a firing crack extending down from the mouth-rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 17thC-18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31 millimetres
    • Width: 53 millimetres
    • Depth: 53 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the cover
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        藏硃池
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Cang zhu chi
      • Inscription Translation

        Vermillion pool store
      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
      • Inscription Comment

        apocryphal
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 436

    Seal paste box


    This seal paste box stands on four feet. On the cover it is inscribed. It carries an apocryphal six-character Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign mark in iron-brown on the base.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1750–1800

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  • Location

    G95/dc41/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.436

Porcelain square covered box with four L-shaped feet. The box has cream glaze. There are tiny brown specks in the body. There is a firing crack extending down from the mouth-rim.

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