Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside with opaque lime-green enamel over plain high-fired glaze showing white inside. Plain glaze on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 92 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Cup with lime green glaze
This cup is finely potted and covered with a transparent glaze and underglaze-blue Yongzheng reign mark on the base. In a second firing, potters applied a bright lime-green glaze outside. This colour was an innovation of the Yongzheng reign and was influenced by Western technology. It was made by adding copper to lead-antimonate. Chinese potters made little use of lead-antimonate, despite having large deposits of it, but in Europe it was used for a bright yellow pigment in glass, glaze and oil paint. It is likely Chinese potters indirectly learned about this technology from Jesuits working in China. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and lime-green glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39797
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