Guan type porcelain octagonal vase in form of ancient bronze hu with two tubular handles. The vase is painted with dark brown slip and covered in thick blue-grey glaze with faint crackle. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed. The foot rim is unglazed. Pair with PDF A90.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 144 millimetres
- Width: 83 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Qianlong seal-mark in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing QianlongRoom 95 label text:
Vase in the form of an ancient bronze vessel called a hu
This vase is of octagonal section with an eight-sided foot and two tubular handles on either side of the neck. Potters painted the pure white porcelain body on the foot with a dark brown slip and covered the whole vessel with a thick opaque blue-grey guan-type glaze with faint crackle. The base is marked with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. Throughout the sixty-year reign of the Qianlong emperor, seal script base marks predominated over standard script marks. The Qianlong emperor shared the antiquarian tastes of his father, the Yongzheng emperor, for ancient bronze shapes and Song-style celadon glazes.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and celadon glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95
Yorke Hardy 1953 records "Elphinstone Gift"
Guan type porcelain octagonal vase in form of ancient bronze hu with two tubular handles. Porcelain body painted with dark brown slip and covered in thick blue-grey glaze with faint crackle. Rim of foot unglazed and base glazed, with inscription. Pair with PDFA90
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