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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.516

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, carved with peony scroll design outside and peony spray in central roundel inside, with band of petals at rim. Covered in uneven green glaze directly on biscuit. Cream white glaze on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres
    • Diameter: 192 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Kangxi mark in a double ring in blue covered with coffee glaze.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF B516

    Bowl with peony scrolls


    Green derived from copper was here applied directly on to the carved, biscuit-fired porcelain body. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period


    Porcelain with carved decoration and underglaze cobalt-blue mark and on-the-biscuit green glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 83 and p. 316 (Mark p. 278) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.47, no.B516 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.47, no.B516 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc38/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Gift of the Hon Mountstuart Elphinstone. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.516

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, carved with peony scroll design outside and peony spray in central roundel inside, with band of petals at rim. Covered in uneven green glaze directly on biscuit. Cream white glaze on base, with inscription.

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