Spherical porcelain jar. Covered in yellow glaze on the exterior, incised with a design of dragons and scrolling motifs. White glaze on the interior and base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 57 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Commentapocryphal Chenghua
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Jar with incised dragons
This jar 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 jar 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 four-character underglaze blue apocryphal Chenghua reign mark.
Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
Spherical porcelain jar. Covered in yellow glaze on the outside, incised with a design of dragons and scrolling motifs. White glaze on the inside and base, with inscription.
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Object reference number: RRC39497
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