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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.562

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 449 millimetres
    • Diameter: 179 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF B562

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.53, no.B562 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.54, no.B562 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case46/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.562

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.

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