Porcelain model of globular multi-lobed gourd. Covered in iron-red glazel except for calyx which is green. Stump of the short stalk is gold lacquered.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 64 millimetres
- Diameter: 97 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Gourd-shaped water dropper
Both Chinese emperors and scholars ordered some porcelain as amusing trompe l’oeil artefacts to display. This lobed water dropper is in the form of a gourd. It is covered with an iron-red overglaze, with a golden stalk and green calyx.
Porcelain with transparent, red and green glazes and gold lacquer
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1911
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Object reference number: RRC39456
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