- Previous 0/1630
Porcelain vase of ovoid form. Covered in finely crazed yellow enamel over thin high-fired glaze. Plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 268 millimetres
- Diameter: 117 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty Kangxi reign
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Vase with yellow glaze
This vase is marked with a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period on the base. It was however made in the late Qing dynasty, probably for collectors of antique Chinese porcelain. Many upright shapes were made, copying earlier wares, for display in a range of bright colours. The underglaze blue apocryphal Kangxi reign mark on the base is a mark of quality.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1860–1911
3 March 2010
Improve existing chip on rim
Vase has old repair on rim that is stable but has discoloured. Vase also has surface dirt.
Softened old fill with acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) applied with small brush and scraped away using a scalpel. Washed break edges with Ariel automatic (anionic and non ionic synthetic surfactants, sodium tripolyphosphate) dissolved in warm tap water and rinsed with warm tap water. After dry, degreased break area with acetone.Filled chip with Fynebond epoxy resin bulked with Cab-o-sil (fumed silica) and coloured with powdered pigments. Allowed to set. Sanded fill using Micromesh abrasive cloths. To correct a light-coloured area at the edge of the fill, applied Golden brand porcelain restoration glaze (water-based) tinted with powdered pigments. Sanded fill again using Micromesh abrasive cloths to achieve a shiny finish.Washed exterior of vase using Synperonic N (non ionic detergent, nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate) diluted with tap water to the recommended strength and applied on a cotton wool pad. Rinsed with warm tap water applied on a cotton wool pad. Patted dry using lint-free tissue.
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRC39449
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.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.