Porcelain bowl. Covered with pale yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base.under thin plain glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 70 millimetres
- Diameter: 149 millimetres
Inscription CommentKangxi mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Bowl with yellow glaze
This bowl demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the cup twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39501
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