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Updated: 14 April 2015
Porcelain globular bottle. The bottle has a white body, and dull copper-red glaze on the exterior, and plain white on the interior. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed bluish-white.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 191 millimetres
- Diameter: 132 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription Transliterationxin chou nian zhi
Inscription TranslationSixty years; made in the cyclical xinchou year (AD 1721).
Inscription CommentOn the base inscribed Liushi written in abbreviated form (sixty years) and xinchou nianzhi (made in the cyclical xinchou [AD1721] year)
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Bottle with copper-red glaze
The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rim of the dish to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body. Potters have inscribed the base with five characters in underglaze blue. At the top the character for 六十 (liushi ‘sixty’) written in abbreviated form and辛丑年製 (xinchou nianzhi ‘made in the cyclical xinchou year [AD 1721]’).
Porcelain with copper-red glaze and underglaze cobalt-blue mark
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated equivalent to AD 1721
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Object reference number: RRC39404
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