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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen (Painted in Beijing)
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 56 millimetres
- Diameter: 115 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationKangxi Yuzhi
Inscription TranslationMade for Imperial Use of the Kangxi emperor
Inscription CommentFour-character kangxi mark in a double square in blue enamel
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: Elphinstone Collection
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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Object reference number: RRC39723
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