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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.858

  • Description

    Porcelain bottle-shaped vase with globular body and tapering cylindrical neck. The vase has a fine white eggshell body with "chicken skin" markings in the surface of the glaze. There is a rock, peony, magnolia, prunus, and other plants in brown and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1770-1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 180 millimetres
    • Diameter: 85 millimetres (at widest point)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 858

    Vase with a cockerel


    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. Although pink, made using gold, was introduced from the West, European and Chinese craftsmen employed quite different recipes to achieve it. This group of egg-shell thin porcelains is known as ruby-backed wares because of the monochrome pink colour on their outer walls


    Porcelain with fencai enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1770–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 168, pl. CLXVII bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.21, no.858, pl. VI bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.37, no.858 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Clive Kenrick and McKinnon Wood Collections. Illustrated in Gorer and Blacker,"Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones", Plate 225. PDF card: William Bennett, Clive Kendrick and McKinnon Wood Collections. Lady David 1973 records: From the William Bennett, Clive Kendrick and McKinnon Wood Collections. Illustrated in "A Collection of Rare and Old Chinese Porcelain, collected by Sir William Bennett, K.C.V.O." PDF card: William Bennett, Clive Kendrick and McKinnon Wood Collections.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.858

Bottle-shaped vase with globular body and tapering cylindrical neck. Fine white eggshell porcelain with "chicken skin" markings in the surface of the glaze. Painted in  'famille rose' enamels and brown with a rock, peony, magnolia, prunus, and other plants.

Bottle-shaped vase with globular body and tapering cylindrical neck. Fine white eggshell porcelain with "chicken skin" markings in the surface of the glaze. Painted in 'famille rose' enamels and brown with a rock, peony, magnolia, prunus, and other plants.

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