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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.573

  • Description

    Porcelain jar with wide shoulder and straight-sided lid with central knob. Covered inside and outside and on base with pale grey-blue celadon type glaze. Moulded chrysanthemum scroll around body and leaf design around lid. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B574.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 97 millimetres
    • Diameter: 77 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Qianlong seal mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF B573

    One of a pair of covered jars and covers with chrysanthemum design


    Potters, under supervision of men sent by the emperor, carved these elegant jars with chrysanthemum scroll around their bodies and with leaf design on the cover. The jars are covered with a pale blue-green celadon glaze. Although the jade-like colour of the iron-pigmented high-fired glaze is traditional, the form is innovative to the Qianlong era.


    Porcelain with carved decoration, underglaze blue mark and celadon glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 283 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.106, no.93 (and base) (pair with B574) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.55, no.B573 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.56, no.B573 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc64/s4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.573

Porcelain jar with wide shoulder and straight-sided lid with central knob. Covered inside and outside and on base with pale grey-blue celadon type glaze. Moulded chrysanthemum scroll around body and leaf design around lid. Inscription on base. Pair with B573.

Porcelain jar with wide shoulder and straight-sided lid with central knob. Covered inside and outside and on base with pale grey-blue celadon type glaze. Moulded chrysanthemum scroll around body and leaf design around lid. Inscription on base. Pair with B573.

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