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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.855

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted lip. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peony and a rose in 'Gu Yue' style, 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and sprays of convolvulus in a diaper ground of blue enamel engraved in quatrefoil pattern on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 millimetres
    • Diameter: 157 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character mark of Qianlong in double circle in blue enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Additional information from PDF : Compare with PDF. 856 & 857Room 95 label text:

    PDF 855

    Falangcai bowl with flowers on a diaper ground


    This fine white porcelain bowl is decorated outside with a very rare design to show sprays of convolvulus on a diaper ground of blue enamel, with a reserved quatrefoil pattern and inside with a peony and a rose. The four-character blue enamel Qianlong mark on the base is another indication that this high-quality bowl was painted within the palace rather than at Jingdezhen where, at that time, such marks were not used.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, overglaze enamels added in Beijing
    素瓷器: 江西, 景德鎮燒 製; 北京加琺瑯彩彩
    Qing dynasty, blue enamel Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–95

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.20, no.855 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.36, no.855 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.60, no.50 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.90, no.97 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case62

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.855

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted lip. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' enamels, outside with sprays of convolvulus in a diaper ground of blue enamel engraved in quatrefoil pattern and inside with a peony and rose.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted lip. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' enamels, outside with sprays of convolvulus in a diaper ground of blue enamel engraved in quatrefoil pattern and inside with a peony and rose.

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