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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.756

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1781-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 millimetres
    • Diameter: 88 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        竹石居
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhu shi ju
      • Inscription Translation

        Bamboo rock retreat
      • Inscription Comment

        On the base an inscription 'zhu shi ju' (Bamboo rock retreat)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong ca. 1781-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF 756

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 93, no. 95 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.34, no.756 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.55, no.189 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 118-119, no.49 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case44/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Medley 1978 records: From the Eumorfopoulos Collection. PDF card: George Eumorfopoulos, No. C35.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.756

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.

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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