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bottle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.629

  • Description

    Small bottle of meiping form. Underglaze blue with three bands of individual figurative scenes illustrating conversations, romances, communing with ghosts, etc. Overlapping cloud forms around the shoulder. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 111 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made during the Yongzheng reign of the Great Qing dynasty
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark in seal script in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thC or laterRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C629

    Small bottle with figure scenes


    The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark. 大清雍正年製造 Da Qing Yongzheng nain zhi, 'Made in the Yongzheng reign of the Great Qing dynasty.'


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2004 p.106, no.C629 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.78, no.C629 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 138-139, no. 60 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.629

Small bottle of meiping form. Underglaze blue with three bands of individual figurative scenes illustrating conversations, romances, communing with ghosts, etc. Overlapping cloud forms around the shoulder. Inscription on base.

Small bottle of meiping form. Underglaze blue with three bands of individual figurative scenes illustrating conversations, romances, communing with ghosts, etc. Overlapping cloud forms around the shoulder. Inscription on base.

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