Round porcelain deep box with shallow cover moulded to form lotus blossom with seed pod in centre. Covered outside with bright blue glaze. Inside and base glazed white, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 56 millimetres
- Diameter: 70 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationDaoguang genzi nian Linchuan Li shi Shuanggui zhai fang Pengyao zhi
Inscription TranslationIn the 'genzi' year of Daoguang the Shuanggui workshop of the Li family of Linchuan made this imitation of Peng ware
Inscription CommentOn the base an inscription 'Daoguang genzi nian Linchuan Li shi Shuanggui zhai fang Pengyao zhi' (In the 'genzi' year of Daoguang the Shuanggui workshop of the Li family of Linchuan made this imitation of Peng ware)
Published PDF date : Qing Daoguang 1821-1850Room 95 label text:
Box with blue glaze and inscription
The top of this deed box is modelled as a lotus flower with seeds. It is covered with a deep blue glaze. On the base is an underglaze blue inscription which reads 道光庚子年臨川李氏雙桂齋仿彭窰製 (Daoguang genzi nian Linchuan Li shi shuang gui zhai fang Pengyao zhi ‘In the 'genzi' year of Daoguang period [AD 1840] the Shuanggui workshop of the Li family of Linchuan made this imitation of Peng ware).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue inscription, moulded decoration and blue glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1840
On display: G95/dc46/sh3
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39485
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