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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.579

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with lobed rim in form of widely opened peony flower. Inside and outside carved and incised with overlapping petals. Covered with finely crackled brownish-yellow glaze applied directly to biscuit. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 52 millimetres
    • Diameter: 175 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Xuande mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A579

    Bowl in the form of widely opened peony flower


    This bowl is incised with an overall design of a widely opened peony flower. Potters fired the bowl 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 an incised Xuande mark (AD 1426–35) and is covered with a yellow glaze.


    Porcelain, incised, with crackled on-the-biscuit yellow glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 29, no. 24 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.41, no.A579 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.41, no.A579 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case42/sh9

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    9 July 2009

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Possible remove staining from crack.

    Condition

    The bowl displays a number of scratches on the surface with ingrained dirt and a dirty crack running down from its rim.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned using a solution of *Ariel* in deionised water, using cotton wool swabs on satay sticks. After cleaning the surface is rinsed with distilled water applied on cotton wool swabs.

    Surface and cracks were steam cleaned with distilled water.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.579

Porcelain bowl with lobed rim in form of widely opened peony flower. Inside and outside carved and incised with overlapping petals. Covered with finely crackled brownish-yellow glaze applied directly to biscuit. Inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl with lobed rim in form of widely opened peony flower. Inside and outside carved and incised with overlapping petals. Covered with finely crackled brownish-yellow glaze applied directly to biscuit. Inscription on base.

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