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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.84

  • Description

    Yixing stoneware cup in form of half peach stone, with underside deeply scored like a peach stone. The cup has a brown, biscuit-fired body and bluish-grey glaze on the interior. There is an inscription incised into the rim.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29 millimetres
    • Width: 101 millimetres
    • Depth: 79 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        seal
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        西王母賜漢武桃 宣和殿
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Xiwangmu ci Han Wu tao Xuanhedian
      • Inscription Translation

        Xiwangmu bestows a peach upon the emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty. Xuanhe Hall
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        Made by the hand of the old man who loves leisure
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        庚子年甲申月丁酉日記
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Gengzi nian jiashen yue dingyou ri ji
      • Inscription Translation

        Recorded on the cyclical day dingyou of the cyclical month jiashen in the cyclical year gengzi
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing KangxiRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A84

    Halved peach stone with jun-style glaze inside


    This vessel is in the form of a halved peach kernel. Inside it is decorated with an opalescent jun-style glaze and outside it is biscuit fired and scored to represent the outside of a peach stone. Around the inner rim is an inscription written in three different scripts. 西王母賜漢武桃, 宣和殿 Xiwangmu ci Han Wu tao Xuanhedian.This can be translated as: 'Xiwangmu bestowed a peach upon the emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty', 'Xuanhe Hall.' Followed by the date: 庚子年甲申月丁酉日記 Gengzi nian jiashen yue dingyou ji, 'Recorded on the cyclical day dingyou of the cyclical month jiashen in the cyclical year gengzi', and 'Made by the hand of the old man who loves leisure'.


    Stoneware with blue glaze
    Yixing ware宜興窯
    Yixing, Jiangsu province 江蘇省, 宜興縣
    Qing dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1840

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 177, pl. CLXXVI bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.42, no. A84 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.73, no.A84, colour, p.42 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.92, no.91 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.84

Yixing stoneware cup in form of half peach stone. Underside deeply scores like a peach stone, with inscription incised into rim. Brown biscuit-fired body unglazed except for inside, with bluish-grey glaze.

Yixing stoneware cup in form of half peach stone. Underside deeply scores like a peach stone, with inscription incised into rim. Brown biscuit-fired body unglazed except for inside, with bluish-grey glaze.

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