Elongated ovoid porcelain vase with trumpet mouth. Covered all over with opaque pale turquoise glaze. There is a mark on the base.
- Height: 150 millimetres
- Diameter: 55 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription Translationmade in the Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Vase with turquoise glaze
This porcelain bottle is coated with an opaque turquoise glaze coloured with copper. It has an apocryphal Yongzheng reign mark on the base. This vase was part of a collection of single-coloured porcelains given by Mountstuart Elphinstone (AD 1871–1957) just before the opening of the Percival David Foundation in 53 Gordon Square, London, in 1952. Like David, Elphinstone was a noted collector and member of the Oriental Ceramic Society. Much of Elphinstone’s porcelain collection is believed to have been damaged as the result of its packing straw catching fire.
Porcelain with transparent and turquoise glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Republican period, about 1911–1949
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39804
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