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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.522

  • Description

    Two porcelain bowls. The bowls have unevenly applied yellow enamel glaze over thin plain glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which has a bluish-white felspathic glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 millimetres
    • Diameter: 368 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Comment

        Kangxi
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A522

    Bowl with yellow glaze


    These two porcelain bowls demonstrate 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 bowls 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 bases have six-character underglaze blue Kangxi marks.


    Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue marks, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.32, no.A522 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.33, no.A522 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case42/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.522

Two porcelain bowls. Covered in unevenly applied yellow enamel glaze over thin plain glaze both inside and outside.  Bluish-white felspathic glaze on base, with inscription.

Two porcelain bowls. Covered in unevenly applied yellow enamel glaze over thin plain glaze both inside and outside. Bluish-white felspathic glaze on base, with inscription.

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