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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.534

  • Description

    Porcelain vessel of ancient bronze jue form, with three thin legs, long spout, and two short columns rise from the rim in line with a simple loop handle surmounted by an animal head. The vessel has pale yellow enamel glaze. There is a taotie mask design incised on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 138 millimetres
    • Width: 143 millimetres
    • Depth: 60 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A534

    Jue with yellow glaze


    This cup is modelled in the form of an ancient bronze ritual vessel made for heating wine called a jue. It demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the jue twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze.


    Porcelain incised and with applied details and with transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 160, pl. CLIX bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.34, no.A534 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.35, no.A534 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc41/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.534

Porcelain vessel of ancient bronze jue form, with three thin legs and long spout. Two short columns rise from the rim in line with a simple loop handle surmounted by an animal head. Body incised with taotie mask design and covered with pale yellow enamel glaze.

Porcelain vessel of ancient bronze jue form, with three thin legs and long spout. Two short columns rise from the rim in line with a simple loop handle surmounted by an animal head. Body incised with taotie mask design and covered with pale yellow enamel glaze.

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