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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.595

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of double-gourd form. Covered with light brown glaze. Base and mouth covered in white glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 122 millimetres
    • Diameter: 63 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B595

    Gourd-shaped vase with coffee-brown glaze


    This gourd-shaped vase is covered with a coffee-brown glaze. Its rich colour comes from the iron pigment in the glaze.


    Porcelain with transparent and brown glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.113, no.99 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.58, no.B595 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.59, no.B595 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case46/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.595

Porcelain vase of double-gourd form. Covered with light brown glaze. Base and mouth covered in white glaze.

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