Circular porcelain box with low domed cover. Decorated top and bottom with floral scroll patterns and butterflies reserved in white against an overglaze iron-red ground.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 65 millimetres (Whole box)
- Diameter: 132 millimetres (Whole box)
- Weight: 0.4 kilograms (Whole box)
- Height: 28 millimetres (Lid)
- Diameter: 131 millimetres (Lid)
- Weight: 0.15 kilograms (Lid)
- Height: 40 millimetres (Bottom)
- Diameter: 132 millimetres (Bottom)
- Weight: 0.25 kilograms (Bottom)
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Box with floral scroll patterns and butterflies
This round porcelain box has a low domed cover and is decorated top and bottom with floral scroll patterns and with butterflies reserved in white with iron-red details against an overglaze iron– red ground. This style of decoration is an innovation of the Yongzheng reign but the pattern persisted in court orders throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. There is a six-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze iron-red enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
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Object reference number: RRC39965
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