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  • Object type

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  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has pale yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 83 millimetres
    • Diameter: 185 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A524

    Bowl with yellow glaze

    This bowl 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 bowl 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, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.32, no.A524 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.33, no.A524 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc40/sh7

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  • Department


  • Registration number


Porcelain bowl. Covered in pale yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Porcelain bowl. Covered in pale yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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