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Porcelain bowl with steep, curving fluted sides. The bowl has iron red enamel all over. There are gold inscriptions on centre of interior and base.
- Production date
Diameter: 114 millimetres
Height: 70 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong
Room 95 label text:
Inscribed bowl imitating lacquer ware
This bowl has fluted sides and a slightly flared rim. It is covered inside and out with a low-fired iron-pigmented red glaze. It imitates contemporary Qing dynasty silk-core lacquer ware which was very light and delicate. Seen at a distance, it would be difficult to distinguish the two materials. Trompe-l’oeil porcelain was very much en vogue at the Chinese court in the eighteenth century. On the inside at the bottom is a gilded inscription of a poem by the Qianlong Emperor, dated to the cyclical year bingshen 丙申 which equates to AD 1776. The inscription reads: 製是菊苍式, 把比菊苍輕。啜 茗合陶句, 裛露掇其英。 乾隆丙申春御題。(Zhi shi jucang shi, babi jucang qing, chuo ming he tao ju, ail u duo qi ying.Qianlong bingshen Chun yuti 'It is made in the shape of a fragrant chrysanthemum,But compared with the chrysanthemum it is more delicate. As I sip tea, I am pleased to compare it with taking dew from this freshly picked flower. Composed by the Qianlong Emperor in the Spring of the cyclical year bingshen [AD 1776]). A seal at the end of the inscription reads: 太璞 (taipu ‘supreme simplicity’).
Porcelain with iron-red pigmented glaze, check black base and inscription in gold
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong seal mark and period, AD1736–95
- On display (G95/dc64/s3)
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