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Porcelain teapot with rounded body and cover with globular knob. Fine white glassy porcelain decorated in 'Gu Yue' style in 'famille rose' palette enamels, black and brown on one side with rocks, shrubs, flowering prunus.
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Height: 118 millimetres
Width: 178 millimetres
Depth: 111 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795
Room 95 label text:
Falangcai teapot with design of prunus and a poem
This teapot is painted with flowers, rocks, flowering prunus, narcissus, bamboo and lingzhi on one side and on the other with an inscription of ten characters and three seals. The poem reads 數枝橫翠竹,一夜遶朱欄(shuzhi heng cuizhu, yiye rao zhu lan ‘many branches of green bamboo lie horizontally , one night it coils around a red balustrade’). The seals read 佳麗 (jiali ‘beautiful’ ) 古月(guyue ‘ ancient moon’) and 香清(xiangqing ‘fragrance pure’). On the base is a surprisingly large four-character Qianlong mark in a double square in blue enamel. The poem is by Yang Wanli of the Song dynasty written in response to one by Luo Juji. It is included in the Peiwenzhai collection, juan 297.
Porcelain with transparent glaze made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, overglaze enamels added in Beijing
素瓷器: 江西, 景德鎮燒 製; 北京加琺瑯彩
Qing dynasty, blue enamel Qianlong mark and period, AD1736–95
- On display (G95/dc63)
- Acquisition notes
- R.L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, London, 1925 then in the Charles Russell Collection
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection.
PDF card: Acquired 1946 for £35. Previous owner: Russell Collection.
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