Large mallet-shaped porcelain vase covered with powder blue glaze, showing white at edges of flanged mouth rim. White inside and on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 449 millimetres
- Diameter: 179 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Vase with powder-blue glaze
Potters blew the colour onto the glaze to decorate this vase. Potters took a bamboo tube covered with silk gauze and blew ground cobalt through it onto the moist transparent glaze. After firing at a high-temperature, they added gilt designs. This type of Chinese monochrome was very popular in Europe where it was copied successfully in England at the Worcester and Bow porcelain factories around 1760.
Porcelain with incised inscription, transparent and powder-blue glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39833
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