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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.593

  • Description

    Globular porcelain vase with long tubular neck. Covered with mottled turquoise and blue matt glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 123 millimetres
    • Diameter: 72 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF B593

    Vase with robin’s egg glaze


    This vase is covered with a mottled glaze which connoisseurs traditionally describe as robin’s egg because of its similarity to a robin’s egg. During the 18th century a range of opaque turquoise glazes were made at Jingdezhen. These were coloured with copper and opacified with arsenic.


    Porcelain with robin’s egg glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 260 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.58, no.B593 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.59, no.B593 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case38/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.593

Globular porcelain vase with long tubular neck. Covered with mottled turquoise and blue matt glaze.

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