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water-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.866

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form with rounded sides, incurving mouth and slightly sunk base. The water-pot has a fine, thin, white body. There are gnarled boughs of the blossoming prunus tree in black, brown and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 62 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character mark Yi yan zhai cang (Inkstone Studio collection) within a double square in blue enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 866

    Water pot with flowering winter plum


    The water pot has a four-character mark 貽硯齋藏 (Yi yan zhai cang ‘Studio of presented inkstone’) within a double square in blue enamel on the base. This was the studio name of a woman scholar Sun Sunyi, alias Xiufen, native of Renhe. She was alive about 1819.


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1911

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p.196; fig. 353 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.23, no.866 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.39, no.866 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 124-125, no.52 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc33/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.866

Porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form with rounded sides, incurving mouth and slightly sunk base. Fine thin white porcelain delicately painted in 'famille rose' enamels, black and brown with a naturalistic design of gnarled boughs of the blossoming prunus tree.

Porcelain water-pot of depressed globular form with rounded sides, incurving mouth and slightly sunk base. Fine thin white porcelain delicately painted in 'famille rose' enamels, black and brown with a naturalistic design of gnarled boughs of the blossoming prunus tree.

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