There may be information missing from this page.
Following the issue last week with object details, these records are almost back to normal. However some objects (1%) are still not showing all the data they should. We estimate the data will be fully restored next week.
Updated: 14 April 2015
jar / cover
Porcelain baluster-shaped jar with domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud-shaped knop. The jar has yellow enamel glaze. There is a Kangxi mark on the base, which has a high-fired glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 270 millimetres
- Diameter: 200 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription CommentKangxi mark
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Jar and cover with lotus bud-shaped knob
This jar 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 jar 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. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and with yellow and transparent glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: PDF A528. Sold at Sotheby's 15th October 1968
Baluster-shaped porcelain jar with domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud-shaped knop. Covered in yellow enamel glaze. Plain high-fired glaze base, with inscription.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRC39429
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.