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Glass water-pot of ovoid shape with flat base and small contracted mouth. The water- pot is thick milky-white opaque glass. There is a young shepherd, with European features, tending a ram and two ewes in mixed enamels on the exterior.
- Made in: BeijingZaobanchu (Forbidden City)
- (Asia,China,Beijing (municipality),Beijing (city))
- Height: 50 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationQianlong nianzhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qianlong reign
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
Water pot with a shepherd and his sheep
Jesuit missionaries residing within the Forbidden City brought with them Western technologies such as enamelling glass. The water pot has a four-character Qianlong mark incised on the base.
Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795
Lady David 1973 records this as being in the Hippisley Collection 1902. PDF card: Acquired from the American Art Assoc., lot 854, No. 22, 1934 $200. Previous owner: Hippisley Collection, p. 405, no. 324.
Porcelain water-pot of ovoid shape, with flat base and small contracted mouth. Thick milky-white opaque glass decorated in delicate mixed enamels with a scene of a young shepherd, with European features, tending a ram and two ewes on a grassy sward.
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Object reference number: RRC39195
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