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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.806

  • Description

    Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated in red, blue, green, orange and yellow enamels in a ground of yellow. Design of intertwining peony scroll around the exterior, with interior bluish-white and undecorated.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 millimetres
    • Diameter: 115 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        康熙御製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Kangxi Yuzhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made for Imperial Use of the Kangxi emperor
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character kangxi mark in a double square in blue enamel
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A806

    Falangcai bowl with peonies


    The Kangxi falangcai designs are exquisitely painted and formally arranged on a porcelain body of very pure paste and fine construction. The court porcelain decorators were influenced by techniques of enamelling on metalwork already practised at the Palace. Instead of the underglaze blue reign mark used on porcelains completed at Jingdezhen, this bowl, typical of Palace workshop decoration, is marked using overglaze blue enamel. Also, the character 年 (nian ‘year’), is here replaced by 御 (yu ‘imperial’) to read 康熙御製 (Kangxi yuzhi ‘made by imperial command of the Kangxi emperor’).


    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 Kangxi yuzhi mark and period, about AD1716–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.30, no.A806 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.46, no.A806 bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 p.86, no.45 (p.94, mark on base) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc62

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.806

Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated in red, blue, green, orange and yellow enamels in a ground of yellow. Design of intertwining peony scroll around the outside, with interior bluish-white and undecorated.

Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated in red, blue, green, orange and yellow enamels in a ground of yellow. Design of intertwining peony scroll around the outside, with interior bluish-white and undecorated.

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