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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 111 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1735-1796Room 95 label text:
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
Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Elphinstone Collection. PDF card: Elphinstone Collection
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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