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beaker

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.546

  • Description

    Porcelain beaker of ancient bronze gu form. Covered in crackled copper red glaze, white at the rim. Bluish-white glaze on base. Where exposed, body burnt reddish-brown.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Diameter: 117 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A546

    Gu-shaped vase with copper-red glaze


    This vase is modelled on an ancient ritual bronze vessel called a gu. It is glazed with a copper-red glaze, fading to white at the rim.


    Porcelain with transparent and copper-red peach-bloom glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.35, no.A546 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.36, no.A546 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case48/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.546

Porcelain beaker of ancient bronze gu form. Covered in crackled copper red glaze, white at the rim. Bluish-white glaze on base. Where exposed, body burnt reddish-brown.

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