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Porcelain stemmed bowl. Covered outside with yellow glaze and incised design of lotus sprays supporting the Eight Emblems of Buddhism. Inside bowl and stem covered in plain white high-fired glaze. Inscription inside foot.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 114 millimetres
- Diameter: 176 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Stemmed bowl with yellow glaze
This stemmed bowl is incised with a design of lotus sprays supporting the 八吉祥 (ba ji xiang ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems’). These designs derived from Tibetan Buddhism are the wheel, conch, canopy, umbrella, lotus, vase, fish and the knot. The stemmed bowl is covered outside with a transparent glaze and with a monochrome buttercup-yellow glaze, pigmented with iron-oxide and fired at a low temperature. The base carries a Yongzheng mark.
Porcelain incised and with yellow iron-pigmented glaze, and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35
Margaret Medley 1975, records: 'Elphinstone Gift.' PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift.
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Object reference number: RRC39478
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