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Porcelain bowl with shallow rounded sides, no foot-rim and sunken base. The bowl has a fine white eggshell body and white glaze. There is a branch of blossoming lotus and a kingfisher plus insects in 'famille rose' enamel on the exterior. Pair with PDF 873.
- 1723-1735 (Min yao? Or later)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 94 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.
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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Object reference number: RRC39203
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