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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 849.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 144 millimetres
Inscription Transliterationzhaozhao long liyue suisui zhan changchun
Inscription TranslationWith morning’s light the lovely moon has gone: But every year we know that spring comes on
Inscription CommentThis two stanza are not included in the Peiwenzhai collection.
Inscription Transliterationjia li
Inscription Comment3 seals
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationQianlong nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qianlong reign
Inscription Commentwithin a double square in blue enamel
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
Falangcai bottle with flowers and a poem
This glassy porcelain bottle is painted with a stylised rock with pink roses, yellow orchids and green grasses. On the neck is a poem in black enamel preceeded by a red seal reading 佳麗(jia li ‘beautiful’) and followed by two red seals: 四時(si shi ‘four seasons’) and 長春(changchun ‘long spring’). The poem reads 朝朝籠麗月,嵗嵗占長春 (zhaozhao long liyue suisui zhan changchun). Lionel Giles (AD1875–1953), Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum, translated the poem for R.L. Hobson as “With morning’s light the lovely moon has gone: But every year we know that spring comes on.” On the base is an overglaze blue enamel Qianlong mark in a double square frame.
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
Qing dynasty, blue enamel Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95
- Medley 1975 Colour pl. 96 and p. 318
- Hobson 1934 p. 171, pl. CLXX
- Hippisley 1902 p. 407, no. 336, pl. 19
- Oriental Ceramic Society 1971 p.130, no.222
- Lady David 1973 p.19, no.848, pl. V
- Scott 1991 p.34, no.848 (Front cover)
- Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.81, no.68 (and base)
- Pierson 2002 p.97, no.110 (left)
- Scott 1989A pp 86-87, no.54
R. L. Hobson, 1934, records: From the Hippisley Collection. PDF card: Hippisley Collection, No. 336.
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 849.
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Object reference number: RRC39179
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