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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.584

  • Description

    Pear-shaped porcelain vase. Covered with deep manganese-purple glaze, incised with camellia and other plants with rocks. Base also glazed, but foot ring unglazed showing white fine porcelain body.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 249 millimetres
    • Diameter: 120 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A584

    Vase with plants and rocks


    This vase is incised with plants and rocks. It is covered with a rich blue-purple glaze which is pigmented with manganese and cobalt.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and purple glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 231 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.42, no.A584 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.42, no.A584 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc38/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.584

Pear-shaped porcelain vase. Covered with deep manganese-purple glaze, incised with camellia and other plants with rocks. Base also glazed, but foot ring unglazed showing white fine porcelain body.

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