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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.571

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 millimetres
    • Diameter: 171 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF B571

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.54, no.B571 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 55-56, no.B571 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc49/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.571

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.

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