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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.849

  • Description

    Porcelain bottle with depressed pear-shaped body and tall, slightly tapering, slender neck. The bottle has a fine, white, glassy body. There is a rock, roses, yellow orchids and grasses in 'Gu Yue' style 'famille rose' palette enamel on the body, and a poetical inscription on the neck. Pair with PDF 848.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1930s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 147 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        功名富貴 洪福齊天
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Gongming fugui hongfu qitian
      • Inscription Translation

        Riches and honour and abounding happiness reaching to Heaven
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character Qianlong mark within a double square in blue enamel on the base; Inscribed on the base 'gongming fugui hongfu qitian' (Riches and honour and abounding happiness reaching to Heaven).
      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        乾隆年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qianlong nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qianlong reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 20thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 849

    Bottle with poem


    The bottle has a four-character Qianlong mark within a double square in blue enamel on the base. It is inscribed 功名富貴 洪福齊天 (gongming fugui hongfu qitian ‘Riches and honour and abounding happiness reaching to Heaven’).


    Porcelain with fencai (famille-rose) enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican period, about AD 1930s

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 291 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.19, no.849 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.35, no.849 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.88, no.55 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.97, no.110 (right) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.849

Porcelain bottle with depressed pear-shaped body and tall, slightly tapering, slender neck. Fine white glassy porcelain painted in 'famille rose' enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with a rock, roses, yellow orchids and grasses on the body, and a poetical inscription on the neck. Pair with PDF 848.

Porcelain bottle with depressed pear-shaped body and tall, slightly tapering, slender neck. Fine white glassy porcelain painted in 'famille rose' enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with a rock, roses, yellow orchids and grasses on the body, and a poetical inscription on the neck. Pair with PDF 848.

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