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Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and six-lobed bulb below the lip. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rocks, chrysanthemum and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA820.
- 1736-1795 (?)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 94 millimetres
- Diameter: 51 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription Content高致' '碧' '霞'
Inscription TransliterationGaozhi; bi; xia
Inscription TranslationLofty demeanour; bluish green clouds; red-tinged clouds.
Inscription CommentFour-character Qianlong mark in pale blue enamel on the base. On neck, a ten character inscription and three seals, reading gaozhi, bi and xia (lofty demeanour, bluish green and red-tinged clouds)
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Bottle with a poem
This miniature bottle has a four-character Qianlong mark in blue enamel on the base. Potters at the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen made the porcelain, but painters decorated them in the Imperial Palace, Beijing, and fired them for a second time at a lower temperature. Formerly scholars called this type of top quality porcelains painted in the palace古月軒器 (Guyuexuan qi ‘Pavilion of the Ancient Moon wares’). Although the guyue seal appears on many pieces, these are now known as琺瑯彩(falangcai ‘foreign colours’) wares as the colours are believed to have been introduced to China through foreign Jesuits some of whom worked in the Forbidden City.
Porcelain with falangcai-type enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong blue enamel mark and period, AD 1736–1795
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Object reference number: RRC39737
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