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Porcelain dish with rounded sides. Covered outside with matt rose enamel over thin high-fired glaze, showing white inside and on base. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B533.
- Height: 31 millimetres
- Diameter: 135 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Dish with pink glaze
Potters at the imperial kilns formed this dish with fine porcelain bodies. It is covered with a transparent glaze inside and over the blue marks on the base. The outsides are covered with pink glazes which appear mottled, with areas of denser and lighter shades of these attractive colours. Potters blew the pigment onto the porcelains, possibly through a tube with silk gauze over the end to allow for an even but light spread of colour. The colours are low-fired and derive from Western technology, using colloidal gold. They were introduced into China in the late Kangxi reign about AD 1720. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period. This is one of a pair with PDF 531.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and pink glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39803
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