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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.604

  • Description

    Bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix roundels alternating with flame medallions around the sides. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 102 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C604

    Blue-and-white bowl with phoenix roundels


    There is an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2004 p.100, no.C604 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.74, no.C604 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh9

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    23 November 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Examine rim, remove old fills. Re-fill if appropriate.

    Condition

    The rim of the bowl was chipped in a number of places almost all of which were incredibly dirty with small plaster fills.

    Treatment details

    The glaze of the bowl was very crackled and there was a worry about staining if any moisture was introduced. The plaster fills were picked out with a scalpel underneath a microscope.

    Several attempts were made at cleaning the staining of the rim using poultices of Klucel G mixed with IMS and then acetone. These attempts failed.

    Because of the nature of the glaze and staining in similar vessels when using Laponite it was decided that the stains should remain for the time being.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.604

Bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix roundels alternating with flame medallions around the sides. Inscription on base.

Bowl of hua shi porcelain. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling phoenix roundels alternating with flame medallions around the sides. Inscription on base.

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