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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 49 millimetres
- Diameter: 95 millimetres
Inscription CommentChenghua mark
Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:
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
11 January 2010
Improve old restorations and investigate crack.
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.
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.
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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Object reference number: RRC39297
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