Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside in opaque lime-green enamel over plain high-fired glaze, showing white inside. Plain glaze on base, with inscription. Pair with B525.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 46 millimetres
- Diameter: 100 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Bowl with lime-green glaze
This bowl 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.
Porcelain with underglaze-blue mark and lead-antimonate-pigmented lime-green glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35
14 January 2009
Reason for treatment
Investigate mottled green glaze.
Slight mottled green glaze.
The exterior was examined under UV light. Testing was conducted of the surface using acetone and IMS swabs. The surface was cleaned using Symperonic A7 diluted in deionised water and steam cleaned. It was further cleaned using acetone swabs on satay sticks.
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39795
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