Porcelain tea-bowl. Covered outside with bright pinkish-red rose enamel glaze. Plain porcelain glaze on inside. Inscription on white base. Pair with C521.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 95 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa qing yongzheng nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Yongzheng reign of the Great Qing dynasty
Inscription CommentSix -character Yongzheng mark, in three vertical lines of two characters each, in a double ring in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Bowl with ruby-pink glaze
Potters at the imperial kilns formed this bowl with a fine porcelain body. It is covered with a transparent glaze inside and over the blue mark on the base. The outside is covered with ruby-pink glaze which appears mottled, with areas of denser and lighter shades of these attractive colours. Potters blew the pigment onto the porcelains, possibly through a tube with silk gauze over the end to allow for an even but light spread of colour. The colour is low-fired and derives from Western technology, using colloidal gold. It was introduced into China in the late Kangxi reign about AD 1720. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period. This is one of a pair with PDF C521.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and pink glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. November 15th 1934. 2585/6: £10. Purchased by Bluett's from Christie's, November 13th 1934, Walter N.M. Reid Collection, lot 106 (part); £4:12. From the Collection of S. E. Kennedy. Probably from lot 236 at Christie's sale of the Kennedy Collection, June 21st 1916.
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Object reference number: RRC39999
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