- Museum number
Porcelain bowl, waisted slightly in the middle. Covered outside with brown speckled pale brown glaze. Plain white inside and on base, with inscription.
- Production date
Diameter: 157 millimetres
Height: 84 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735
Room 95 label text:
Bowl with café au lait glaze
Bowls in this ogee-shaped outline and with this glaze are unusual and were first made in the Yongzheng period (AD 1723–35). This is one of a pair with A572. They are decorated in a café au lait glaze, so named because the colour is like a very milky coffee. Potters coloured this glaze using iron. Depending on its concentration, firing temperature and other conditions within the kiln, iron pigment added to a glaze can create a vast spectrum of colours. These range from black to red, from brown to yellow and even green. This bowl carries a Qianlong reign mark on its base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and iron-brown glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95
- On display (G95/dc45/sh5)
- Acquisition notes
- PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift.
- Registration number