Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. The bowl has pale coffee glaze, with undecorated interior. There is a deer in landscape in underglaze blue on the exterior. There is an inscription in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 43 millimetres
- Diameter: 88 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationZhu shi ju
Inscription TranslationBamboo rock retreat
Inscription CommentOn the base an inscription 'zhu shi ju' (Bamboo rock retreat)
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong ca. 1781-1795Room 95 label text:
Bowl with deer and inscription
This porcelain bowl has rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. It is painted with deer in a landscape in late Ming-style underglaze blue and is covered with a pale coffee-coloured glaze. The base carries an inscription in underglaze blue which reads竹石居 (zhu shi ju ‘bamboo rock retreat’). Zhu shi ju was the studio name of Shan Keqi, alias Yefu, a native of Gaomi, Shandong province who became jinshi in 1781 obtaining his metropolitan degree.
Porcelain with underglaze blue and coffee-coloured glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
QIng dynasty, about AD 1781–1795
Medley 1978 records: From the Eumorfopoulos Collection. PDF card: George Eumorfopoulos, No. C35.
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly everted rim. Pale coffee glaze, with undecorated interior. Deer in landscape on exterior in underglaze blue. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39088
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