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 wide golden-brown crackle. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed. The foot rim is unglazed. Pair with PDF A88.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 145 millimetres
- Width: 83 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Qianlong seal-mark in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing QianlongRoom 95 label text:
Hu-shaped vase with guan-type celadon glaze
The Qianlong emperor is known for his fascination with antiques. He had a fabulous collection of Chinese bronzes, jades, ceramics, painting, calligraphy and decorative art objects. This vase combines the shape of an ancient bronze with the glaze of Song dynasty guan wares, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture.
Porcelain with crackled iron-pigmented glaze and dark brown slip
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 wide golden-brown crackle. Rim of foot unglazed and base glazed, with inscription. Pair with PDF A88.
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Object reference number: RRC39764