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    Ovoid porcelain vase. Covered outside with mottled cobalt-blue glaze and inside with a transparent glaze. Base also covered with a transparent glaze.

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    • 1800-1900
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    • Height: 163 millimetres
    • Diameter: 74 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A587

    Vase with blue glaze

    This porcelain vase is covered with a mottled cobalt-blue glaze.

    Porcelain with transparent and cobalt-blue glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.42, no.A587 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.43, no.A587 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.98, no.85 (and base) bibliographic details
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    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

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Ovoid porcelain vase. Covered outside with mottled blue glaze and inside with a plain white glaze. Base also glazed white.

Ovoid porcelain vase. Covered outside with mottled blue glaze and inside with a plain white glaze. Base also glazed white.

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