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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 52 millimetres
- Diameter: 175 millimetres
Inscription CommentXuande mark
Published PDF date : Qing 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
9 July 2009
Reason for treatment
Possible remove staining from crack.
The bowl displays a number of scratches on the surface with ingrained dirt and a dirty crack running down from its rim.
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.
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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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Object reference number: RRC39482
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