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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.809

  • Description

    Porcelain teapot with rounded body and cover with globular knob. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' palette enamels, black and brown on one side with rocks, shrubs, flowering prunus.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 118 millimetres
    • Width: 178 millimetres
    • Depth: 111 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        數枝橫翠竹,一夜遶朱欄
      • Inscription Transliteration

        shuzhi heng cuizhu yiye rao zhu lan
      • Inscription Translation

        many branches of green bamboo lie horizontally , one night it coils around a red balustrade
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Seal
      • Inscription Position

        On side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        佳麗'; '壽古'; '香清'
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Jiali, shougu and xiangqing.
      • Inscription Translation

        Beautiful; very ancient and fragrance pure.
      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        乾隆年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qianlong nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qianlong reign
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A809

    Falangcai teapot with design of prunus and a poem


    This teapot is painted with flowers, rocks, flowering prunus, narcissus, bamboo and lingzhi on one side and on the other with an inscription of ten characters and three seals. The poem reads 數枝橫翠竹,一夜遶朱欄(shuzhi heng cuizhu, yiye rao zhu lan ‘many branches of green bamboo lie horizontally , one night it coils around a red balustrade’). The seals read 佳麗 (jiali ‘beautiful’ ) 古月(guyue ‘ ancient moon’) and 香清(xiangqing ‘fragrance pure’). On the base is a surprisingly large four-character Qianlong mark in a double square in blue enamel. The poem is by Yang Wanli of the Song dynasty written in response to one by Luo Juji. It is included in the Peiwenzhai collection, juan 297.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, overglaze enamels added in Beijing
    素瓷器: 江西, 景德鎮燒 製; 北京加琺瑯彩
    Qing dynasty, blue enamel Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 97 and p. 318 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 p. 195, Fig. 351. bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.120, Fig.7 (detail) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.48, no.A809 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.73, no.61 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 pp 31-32, no.A809 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case63

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R.L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, London, 1925 then in the Charles Russell Collection Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Acquired 1946 for £35. Previous owner: Russell Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.809

Porcelain teapot with rounded body and cover with globular knob. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' enamels, black and brown on one side with rocks, shrubs, flowering prunus.

Porcelain teapot with rounded body and cover with globular knob. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' enamels, black and brown on one side with rocks, shrubs, flowering prunus.

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