Glass water-pot of ovoid shape with flat base and narrow neck. The water-pot is milk white opaque glass. There is a twisted pine tree, a deer, a crane standing on a rock, peonies and the 'lingzhi' plant in mixed enamels on the exterior.
- Made in: Beijing
- (Asia,China,Beijing (municipality),Beijing (city))
- Height: 60 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationQianlong nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qianlong reign
Inscription CommentFour-character Qianlong mark incised within a double square and filled in with blue green enamel on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
Water pot with emblems of longevity
Jesuit missionaries residing within the Forbidden City brought with them Western technologies such as enamelling glass in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This water pot is painted with emblems of longevity including a pine tree, deer and a crane. It has an apocryphal four-character Qianlong mark incised within a double square and filled in with blue green enamel on the base.
late Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1900-1930
2 December 1996
Reason for treatment
Cleaned using a solution of Ariel automatic (anionic and non ionic synthetic surfactants,sodium tripolyphosphate) in distilled water, using cotton wool swabs on satay sticks. After cleaning the surface is rinsed with distilled water applied on cotton wool swabs or Kleenex tissue. Surface wiped wth a dry tissue to remove any remaining distilled water.
Porcelain water-pot of ovoid shape with flat base and narrow neck. Milk white opaque glass finely decorated in mixed enamels with various emblems of longevity, including a twisted pine tree, a deer, a crane standing on a rock, peonies and the 'lingzhi' plant.
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Object reference number: RRC39184
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