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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.501

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Covered in yellow enamel glaze over thin layer of high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B500.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres
    • Diameter: 127 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Kangxi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF B501

    Bowl with yellow glaze


    This bowl demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the bowl twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.44, no.B501 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.45, no.B501 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case40/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.501

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Covered in yellow enamel glaze over thin layer of high-fired glaze. Inscription on base. Pair with B500.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Covered in yellow enamel glaze over thin layer of high-fired glaze. Inscription on base. Pair with B500.

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