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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 62 millimetres
Inscription CommentFour-character mark Yi yan zhai cang (Inkstone Studio collection) within a double square in blue enamel on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection.
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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Object reference number: RRC39197
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