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Updated: 14 April 2015
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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 80 millimetres
- Diameter: 124 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39409
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