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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain globular jar. The jar has rose pink enamel over a very thin high-fired glaze on the exterior, and clean glaze on the interior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1850-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 86 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Yongzheng reign of the Qing dynasty
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A544

    Rose-pink Jar

    Potters at the imperial kilns formed this jar with a fine porcelain body. It is covered with a transparent glaze inside and over the blue marks on the base. The outside is covered with a pink glaze which appears mottled. The colour is low-fired and ultimately derives from European technology. The colour was introduced into China in the late Kangxi reign about AD 1720 but this jar is not of that early period. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, colloidal gold and pink glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Late Qing dynasty to Republican period, about 1800–1949


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.35, no.A544 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.35, no.A544 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc37/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1973 records: From the Lord Kitchener Collection. PDF card: Lord Kitchener Collection

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  • Registration number


Globular porcelain jar. Covered in rose pink enamel over a very thin high-fired glaze. Plain glazed inside and on base, with inscription.

Globular porcelain jar. Covered in rose pink enamel over a very thin high-fired glaze. Plain glazed inside and on base, with inscription.

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