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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.899

  • Description

    Porcelain jar of ovoid form. The jar has a fine white eggshell body and pale yellow glaze with 'orange skin' surface. There are three dragon and cloud medallions separated by scattered blossoms in brown enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 86 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : QingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 899

    Jar with dragon and cloud medallions


    There is an apocryphal six-character Yongzheng mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with yellow glaze and overglaze brown enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.29, no.899 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.45, no.899 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. May 30th 1929. The Liddell Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain. No.228: £45.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.899

Porcelain jar of ovoid form. Fine white eggshell porcelain body covered with pale greenish-yellow glaze with 'orange skin' surface, and decorated in brown enamel with three dragon and cloud medallions separated by scattered blossoms.

Porcelain jar of ovoid form. Fine white eggshell porcelain body covered with pale greenish-yellow glaze with 'orange skin' surface, and decorated in brown enamel with three dragon and cloud medallions separated by scattered blossoms.

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