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vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.548

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1860-1911
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 268 millimetres
    • Diameter: 117 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty Kangxi reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A548

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.35, no.A548 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.36, no.A548 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc42/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.548

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.

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