Porcelain bottle with pear-shaped body and two dragon handles. Fine white glassy porcelain delicately painted in mixed enamels in 'Gu Yue' style with rock, roses and other flowers. Inscription on neck. Pair with PDFA816.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 98 millimetres
- Diameter: 55 millimetres
Inscription Content香和; 金成; 旭映
Inscription TransliterationXianghe; Jin Cheng; Xuying
Inscription TranslationFragrance and harmony; possibly the name of the decorator; Sincerity, his courtesy name
Inscription CommentOn the necks, ten character inscriptions with three seals. The seals on A817 read 'xianghe' (fragrance and harmony), Jin Cheng (possibly the name of the decorator) and Xuying (Sincerity, his courtesy name)
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Vase with a poem
This miniature vase 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: RRC39735
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