Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside with iron-red enamel over plain white high-fired glaze, which shows inside and on base. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B518.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 92 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Bowl with iron-red glaze
Connoisseurs in China, Europe and Japan have developed a sophisticated vocabulary for describing monochrome porcelains. For example this bowl is described as ‘coral-red’. The single hue glaze is coloured by iron-pigment. The bowl has had two firings once to fix the Yongzheng emperor’s underglaze blue reign mark and the transparent glaze and a lower temperature firing for the colour.
Porcelain with transparent and iron-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. December 20th 1928.50B: £55. Captain Collins Consignment no.50.
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Object reference number: RRC39790
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