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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 103 millimetres
- Width: 179 millimetres
- Depth: 125 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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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