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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides flaring at rim. Covered outside with pale blue-green celadon type glaze. Two horizontal ribs around middle of body. White glaze inside and on base, with inscription. Pair with B570.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 76 millimetres
- Diameter: 171 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Bowl with celadon glaze
The Yongzheng emperor is known for his fascination with antiques. He had a fabulous collection of Chinese bronzes, jades, ceramics, painting and calligraphies and decorative art objects. These bowls combine a contemporary 18th century form with the glaze of Song dynasty celadons, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture. The base carries an underglaze cobalt blue Yongzheng reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, moulded decoration and celadon-type glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39842
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