What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.572

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl, waisted slightly in the middle. Covered outside with brown speckled pale brown glaze. Plain white inside and on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 83 millimetres
    • Diameter: 157 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Qianlong mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A572

    Bowl with café au lait glaze


    Bowls in this ogee-shaped outline and with this glaze are unusual and were first made in the Yongzheng period (AD 1723–35). This is one of a pair with A572. They are decorated in a café au lait glaze, so named because the colour is like a very milky coffee. Potters coloured this glaze using iron. Depending on its concentration, firing temperature and other conditions within the kiln, iron pigment added to a glaze can create a vast spectrum of colours. These range from black to red, from brown to yellow and even green. This bowl carries a Qianlong reign mark on its base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and iron-brown glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.112, no.98 (and base) (pair with A573) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.40, no.A572 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.40, no.A572 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc45/sh5

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.572

Two porcelain bowls, waisted slightly in the middle. Covered outside with brown speckled pale brown glaze. Plain white inside and on base, with inscription.

Two porcelain bowls, waisted slightly in the middle. Covered outside with brown speckled pale brown glaze. Plain white inside and on base, with inscription.

Copyright SOAS All rights reserved

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRC39475

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...