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  • Description

    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.

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  • Date

    • 1723-1735
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  • Dimensions

    • 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)
  • Inscriptions

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        reign mark
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      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF B701

    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


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.47, no.150 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.77, no.B701, colour p.39 bibliographic details
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