Porcelain vase of yuhuchun or pear-shaped form. Underglaze red with wide band of incised scrolling flowers left in reserve against red ground. Base glazed and edge of foot unglazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 305 millimetres
- Diameter: 155 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bottle- vase with underglaze red decoration
This vase or bottle is in a form called 玉壺春瓶 (yuhuchun ping ‘bottle’). Its decoration is divided into horizontal bands with the most important scene around the centre. Here the bottle is incised with flowers and then reserved before applying a wide band of copper-red glaze and then covering in a clear glaze.
Porcelain with incised and underglaze copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1320–1350
11 February 2009
Reason for treatment
Two areas of now yellowed overpaint - when removed this revealed two dark cracks.
Old overpaint was removed with acetone, using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning surface wiped with Kleenex tissue to remove the remaining solvent.The dirty cracks were poulticed with Ariel mixed with distilled water. Covered with cling film to slow down evaporation and then poulticed with *LAPRD* mixed with acetone. Covered with cling film to slow down evaporation.After each application of the above the areas were steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue paper.Nitromors was applied twice, and retained in an atmosphere and then cleaned with distilled water swabs and steam cleaned. The dirt in the cracks has remained.
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Object reference number: RRC39931
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