Porcelain vase of meiping form. Covered with thick copper-red glaze. Base, mouth-rim and inside covered with clear crackled glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 200 millimetres
- Diameter: 111 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Meiping vase with copper-red glaze
The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body.
Porcelain with copper-red glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
30 March 2009
Dismantle,clean, repair fill chips to colour match.
Previously repaired, adhesive unstable and stepped.
Dismantled by applying Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) on cottonwool to the restored area, covered with tin foil and left in the fume cupboard for one hour. Cleaned the tiny fragments and the broken rim of the vase, firstly with Acetone to remove adhesive residue and then with the steam cleaner. Left to dry.Reconstructed using Fynebond resin and hardener (epoxy) 100 parts to 32 parts. (Fynebond resin is solid when cold, once the required amount of the resin is weighed it is gently heated in its container with warm water from beneath to liquify it and then the hardender can be added)Missing areas were filled using Fynebond epoxy bulked to a paste with Aerosil R5805 (fumed silica) and colour matched to the glaze withWinsor and Newton fine dry artist's pigments (comp. variable). Cut back with scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive micromesh cloth.
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39998
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