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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.873

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with shallow rounded sides, no foot-rim and sunken base. The bowl has a fine white eggshell body and white glaze. There are poppies and chrysanthemum plus insects in 'famille rose' enamel on the exterior. Pair with PDF 872.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735 (Min yao?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 94 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • 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 : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF 873

    Bowl with a bird on a blossoming branch


    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. The opaque colours of the 粉彩 fencai (powdered colours) palette are made of lead-alkali-silicates, like cloisonné enamels, while earlier Qing enamels (case 32) are lead silicates. The base has a six-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.24, no.873 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.40, no.873 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.873

Shallow porcelain bowl with rounded sides, no foot-rim and sunken base. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels on a white glazed ground with a branch of blossoming lotus and a kingfisher plus insects. Pair with PDF 873.

Shallow porcelain bowl with rounded sides, no foot-rim and sunken base. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels on a white glazed ground with a branch of blossoming lotus and a kingfisher plus insects. Pair with PDF 873.

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