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stemmed bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.575

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 114 millimetres
    • Diameter: 176 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A575

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 259 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.40, no.A575 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.41, no.A575 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc64/s3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.575

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.

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