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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.519

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 92 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF B519

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.47, no.B519 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.47, no.B519 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc36/sh5

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. December 20th 1928.50B: £55. Captain Collins Consignment no.50.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.519

Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside with iron-red enamel over plain white high-fired glaze, which shows inside and on base. Inscription on base. Pair with B518.

Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Covered outside with iron-red enamel over plain white high-fired glaze, which shows inside and on base. Inscription on base. Pair with B518.

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