Porcelain bowl, waisted slightly in the middle. Covered outside with brown speckled pale brown glaze. Plain white inside and on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 83 millimetres
- Diameter: 157 millimetres
Inscription CommentQianlong mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39475
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