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Updated: 14 April 2015
jar / cover
Porcelain vase with wide rounded shoulders and domed cover with a lotus bud-shaped knob. The vase and cover has yellow enamel glaze, and the interior is unglazed. The body has burnt pink in some places.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 208 millimetres
- Diameter: 161 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 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 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The unmarked base has a transparent glaze and it was fired on its foot ring.
Porcelain with yellow and transparent glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD 1522–1566
Porcelain vase with wide rounded shoulders and domed cover with a lotus bud-shaped knob. Vase and cover covered in yellow enamel glaze , with no glaze inside. Body has burnt pink in some places.
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Object reference number: RRC39406
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