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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.898

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There are blossoming and fruiting sprays of bamboo and Buddha's hand' citron design in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior, which wind over the rim to ornament the interior. Pair with PDF897.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
    • Diameter: 111 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1735-1796Room 95 label text:

    PDF 898

    Bowl with finger citron design


    A new opaque palette of overglaze colours developed in China around AD 1720. A new opaque white greatly increased the shades of colours available to the potters, and a new pink gave the overall palette a softer feel. Although pink, made using gold, was introduced from the West, European and Chinese craftsmen employed quite different recipes to achieve it. The base has a six-character underglaze blue Qianlong reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 274 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.29, no.898 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.45, no.898 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.63, no.53 (and base) (pair with 897) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Elphinstone Collection. PDF card: Elphinstone Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.898

Porcelain bowl. Fine white porcelain decorated outside in 'famille rose' enamels. Blossoming and fruiting sprays of bamboo and Buddha's hand' citron design which winds over the rim to ornament the interior. Pair with PDF897.

Porcelain bowl. Fine white porcelain decorated outside in 'famille rose' enamels. Blossoming and fruiting sprays of bamboo and Buddha's hand' citron design which winds over the rim to ornament the interior. Pair with PDF897.

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