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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.835

  • Description

    Porcelain covered box of circular flattened form. There is a 'mille fleurs' design in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior of both the lid and the base, a five-clawed dragon on the interior of the lid, and floral sprays on the interior of the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 118 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character hallmark of Yuan Shikai reading Juren Tang zhi (Made for the Hall of Dwelling in Benevolence)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Republican periodRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 835

    Box with tiny flower design


    This box is decorated with fencai (powdered colours) and gilding with tiny flowers in a technique popular with Venetian glassmakers.


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours) and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican period, about AD 1912–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.16, no.835 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p.201; fig. 361. bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.28, no.835 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 44-45, no.12 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc33/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. Lady David 1973 records the box was probably made in 1915 at Jingdezhen. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 25th June 1946. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 19, p.121, Lot 91. £60. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's, Collection of Charles G. Russell. Note: From the collection of Captain C. Oswald Liddell. No. 120 in Bluett's Catalogue of the Liddell Collection. Purchased by C. Russell from Bluett's, 30th May 1929. £20. PDF card: Russell Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.835

Covered porcelain box of circular flattened form. Decorated in brilliant 'famille rose' enamels with a 'mille fleurs' design on the outside of both the lid and the base, the inside of the former with a five-clawed dragon and the latter with floral sprays.

Covered porcelain box of circular flattened form. Decorated in brilliant 'famille rose' enamels with a 'mille fleurs' design on the outside of both the lid and the base, the inside of the former with a five-clawed dragon and the latter with floral sprays.

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