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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.508

  • Description

    Porcelain water-pot of beehive form. The water-pot has uneven yellow enamel glaze with fine crazing over a thin layer of high-fired glaze. There are three archaic dragon roundels incised on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1912-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 124 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A508

    Water pot with archaic dragon roundels


    This porcelain water pot is unusual. It is made in a beehive shape which is more familiar in the Kangxi period made with copper-red peach bloom glaze. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.


    Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican Period, AD 1911–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.30, no.A508 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.30-31, no.A508 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case41/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.508

Porcelain water-pot of beehive form. Uneven yellow enamel glaze with fine crazing over a thin layer of high-fired glaze, with three incised archaic dragon roundels . Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Porcelain water-pot of beehive form. Uneven yellow enamel glaze with fine crazing over a thin layer of high-fired glaze, with three incised archaic dragon roundels . Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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