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vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.557

  • Description

    Globular porcelain vase. Covered outside with slightly mottled iron red enamel. Transparent glaze inside, base unglazed and foot ring stained brown.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 120 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A557

    Vase with iron red glaze


    Potters covered this vase in a transparent glaze and fired it. It was then covered with an iron-red glaze and fired again at a lower temperature to fix this colour.


    Porcelain with transparent and iron-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.37, no.A557 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.37, no.A557 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case36/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.557


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