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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.578

  • Description

    Porcelain teapot in form of ruyi sceptre head, of rectangular horizontal section. Handle and spout also of rectangular cross-section. Domed cover with cube shaped knob. Covered in slightly brown-speckled pale yellow glaze. Impressed design of peach sprays and prunus sprays on the exterior. Base unglazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 103 millimetres
    • Width: 179 millimetres
    • Depth: 125 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A578

    Teapot with peach trees


    This teapot is incised with peach trees symbolising longevity. Potters fired the teapot 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.


    Porcelain with incised decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 292 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.41, no.A578 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.41, no.A578 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case41/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.578

Porcelain teapot in form of ruyi sceptre head, of rectangular horizontal section. Handle and spout also of rectangular cross-section. Domed cover with cube shaped knob. Covered in slightly brown-speckled pale yellow glaze. Impressed design of peach sprays and prunus sprays on outside. Base unglazed.

Porcelain teapot in form of ruyi sceptre head, of rectangular horizontal section. Handle and spout also of rectangular cross-section. Domed cover with cube shaped knob. Covered in slightly brown-speckled pale yellow glaze. Impressed design of peach sprays and prunus sprays on outside. Base unglazed.

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