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wall vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.807

  • Description

    Porcelain wall-vase for suspension in a sedan chair, with three holes for hanging. Neck fitted with two gilt dragon handles and base with similarly decorated stand.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 192 millimetres
    • Width: 87 millimetres
    • Depth: 42 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        官汝稱名品,新瓶製更嘉。
        隨行供嘯詠,沿路擷芳華。
        挂處輕車稱,簪來野卉斜。
        紅塵安得在,香簌度帷紗。
        乾隆御題。
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Guan Ru cheng mingpin, xinpin zhi geng jia.
        sui xing gong xiaoyong, yanlu xie fanghua.
        gua chu qingche cheng, zan lai yehui xie.
        hongchen an de zai, xiang su du wei sha.
        Qianlong yuti
      • Inscription Translation

        Guan wares and those of Ruzhou are famous classes (of ceramics),
        Yet the shapes of the new wares are even more admirable.
        This hanging vase inspires the traveller both to sing.
        And to gather flowers by the wayside.
        A sedan chair is indeed a suitable place for it to be hung,
        As over its side wild flowers incline so appropriately.
        The red dust (of the mortal world) is barred from entrance,
        But fragrance can penetrate the guaze of the window blind.
        Composed by the Qianlong Emperor
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        1. 乾隆宸翰 2. 惟精惟一
      • Inscription Transliteration

        1. Qianlong chenhan 2. weijing weiyi
      • Inscription Translation

        1. An imperial composition by the Qianlong Emperor 2. Concentration and single-mindedness
      • Inscription Comment

        Two inperial seals of the Qianlong Emperor
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Qianlong seal mark written horizontally in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A807

    Vase for a sedan chair


    The base has a six-character underglaze blue Qianlong reign mark. On the front of the vase is a forty-four character inscription and two seals. The inscription reads: 官汝稱名品,新瓶製更嘉。隨行供嘯詠,沿路擷芳華。挂處輕車稱,簪來野卉斜。紅塵安得在,香簌度帷紗。
    乾隆御題。
    Guan Ru cheng mingpin, xinpin zhi geng jia.
    sui xing gong xiaoyong, yanlu xie fanghua.
    gua chu qingche cheng, zan lai yehui xie.
    hongchen an de zai, xiang su du wei sha.
    Qianlong yuti
    Guan wares and those of Ruzhou are famous classes (of ceramics),
    Yet the shapes of the new wares are even more admirable.
    This hanging vase inspires the traveller both to sing.
    And to gather flowers by the wayside.
    A sedan chair is indeed a suitable place for it to be hung,
    As over its side wild flowers incline so appropriately.
    The red dust (of the mortal world) is barred from entrance,
    But fragrance can penetrate the guaze of the window blind.
    Composed by the Qianlong Emperor
    Two seals at the end of the inscription read:
    乾隆宸翰 Qianlong chenhan 'The inperial brush of the Qianlong Emperor' and 惟精惟一 weijing weiyi 'Concentration and single-mindedness'.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, overglaze enamels and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF A807

    Vase for a sedan chair


    The base has a six-character underglaze blue Qianlong reign mark. On the front of the vase is a forty-four character inscription and two seals. The inscription reads: 官汝稱名品,新瓶製更嘉。隨行供嘯詠,沿路擷芳華。挂處輕車稱,簪來野卉斜。紅塵安得在,香簌度帷紗。
    乾隆御題。
    Guan Ru cheng mingpin, xinpin zhi geng jia.
    sui xing gong xiaoyong, yanlu xie fanghua.
    gua chu qingche cheng, zan lai yehui xie.
    hongchen an de zai, xiang su du wei sha.
    Qianlong yuti
    Guan wares and those of Ruzhou are famous classes (of ceramics),
    Yet the shapes of the new wares are even more admirable.
    This hanging vase inspires the traveller both to sing.
    And to gather flowers by the wayside.
    A sedan chair is indeed a suitable place for it to be hung,
    As over its side wild flowers incline so appropriately.
    The red dust (of the mortal world) is barred from entrance,
    But fragrance can penetrate the guaze of the window blind.
    Composed by the Qianlong Emperor
    Two seals at the end of the inscription read:
    乾隆宸翰 Qianlong chenhan 'The inperial brush of the Qianlong Emperor' and 惟精惟一 weijing weiyi 'Concentration and single-mindedness'.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, overglaze enamels and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.59, no.49 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.91, no.100 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 pp 30-31, no.A807 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 pp 46-47, no.A807 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Imperial Collection, Peking. Kuo Pao-ch'ang Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.807


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