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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.517

  • Description

    Porcelain Tea-bowl. Covered outside with liverish copper-red glaze and inside with clear plain glaze. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with C518.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 73 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da qing yongzheng nian
      • Inscription Translation

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

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF C517

    Tea bowl 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 bowl to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. On the base it carries an underglaze blue Yongzheng mark.


    Porcelain with copper-red glaze and underglaze cobalt-blue mark
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.62, no.C517 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.63, no.C517 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case50/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.517

Porcelain Tea-bowl. Covered outside with liverish copper-red glaze and inside with clear plain glaze. Inscription on base. Pair with C518.

Porcelain Tea-bowl. Covered outside with liverish copper-red glaze and inside with clear plain glaze. Inscription on base. Pair with C518.

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