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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.830

  • Description

    Enamelled porcelain vase with ovoid body. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, bamboo and roses, and poetical inscription in black, and three seals in red enamel. Pair with PDFA829.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 millimetres
    • Diameter: 88 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character Qianlong mark in a double square in blue enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF A830

    Vase with a poetic inscription


    The poem on this vase has been translated '[The bamboo's] many stems are lustrous and of beautiful form. All four seasons are as spring to them.'


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.36, no.A830 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.54, no.A830 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.83, no.70 (pair with A829) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.830

Enamelled porcelain vase with ovoid body. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, bamboo and roses, and poetical inscription in black, and three seals in red enamel. Pair with PDFA829.

Enamelled porcelain vase with ovoid body. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, bamboo and roses, and poetical inscription in black, and three seals in red enamel. Pair with PDFA829.

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