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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.403

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body and blue-toned glaze. There is an openwork trellis panel and relief design of five medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Diameter: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chenghua mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A403

    Cup with the Eight Daoist Immortals


    This porcelain cup is carefully carved to reveal an openwork design. In each roundel are applied biscuit figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals.


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

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  • Location

    G95/case44/sh4

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    11 January 2010

    Treatment proposal

    Improve old restorations and investigate crack.

    Condition

    Before treatment there were two large areas of overpaint on the rim and two running cracks. On the body of the ceramic there were three old restorations to the weave pattern.

    Once the overpaint was removed four plaster fills were revealed on the rim.

    Treatment details

    The old overpaint was removed with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs on a satay stick and a scalpel. When the plaster fills were revealed these were also mechanically removed using a scalpel.

    The old restorations to the weave pattern were cleaned up with acetone where paint had continued onto the original surface.

    The missing areas on the rim were filled with Fynebond - an epoxy resin mixed with fumed silica and pigments. Once cured these were cut back with a scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.403

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with openwork trellis panel and relief design of five medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals. Covered with blue-toned glaze.

White porcelain bowl. Decorated with openwork trellis panel and relief design of five medallions containing Shou-lao and the Eight Immortals. Covered with blue-toned glaze.

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