Porcelain vase of baluster form, hexagonal in section, with two tubular handles. The vase has a fine white body with 'orange peel' undulating surface. There is bamboo and a poetic inscription on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 374 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the front
Inscription Content半月; 翰; 墨; 乾坤一草亭
Inscription TransliterationBanyue; han; mo; Qiankun yicaoting
Inscription TranslationHalf moon; brush; ink; Heaven and Earth are but a single thatched pavilion
Inscription CommentOn the front a fourteen character inscription with three seals reading 'Banyue', 'Han' and 'Mo' (half moon, brush and ink). The seals believed to be those of Tang Ying. Another seal reads 'Qiankun yicaoting' (Heaven and Earth are but a single thatched pavilion)'The gentle breeze blows cool below the Grove of the Seven Worthies, The pale moon seems wintry as it shines over the Stream of the Six Talents.'
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Vase painted with bamboo
This unusual vase, modelled on an ancient bronze form, is covered with a celadon glaze. On the front is a fourteen character inscription with three seals reading半月(Banyue ‘half moon’); 翰 (han ‘brush’) and 墨 (mo ‘ink’). Another seal reads乾坤一草亭 (Qian kun yi caoting' (‘Heaven and Earth are but a single thatched pavilion’). The seals are believed to be those of Tang Ying. Tang Ying (AD 1681–1756), appointed resident supervisor of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in AD 1728, describes production of high-fired grey-green iron glazes made in imitation of Ru, guan and ge celadons at Jingdezhen in his 陶成紀事 (Taocheng jishi, ‘Records of Ceramic Production’). The inscription has been translated: 'The gentle breeze blows cool below the Grove of the Seven Worthies, The pale moon seems wintry as it shines over the Stream of the Six Talents.'
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, AD 1736–1795
Porcelain vase of baluster form, hexagonal in section, with two tubular handles. Fine white porcelain with 'orange peel' undulating surface, painted with bamboo design in 'Su Dongpo' style, together with poetic inscription.
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Object reference number: RRC39148
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