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Porcelain bowl. Fine white porcelain decorated on the exterior in grey and black on a mottled canary yellow ground with blossoming tree peony and wisteria, and a magpie perched on one of the branches. White glaze on the interior. Mark on base and inscription.
- Production date
Diameter: 126 millimetres
Height: 60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing late 19thC
Room 95 label text:
Bowl with wisteria
This bowl is decorated en grisaille with wisteria and tree peonies on a yellow ground, inscribed with three characters 大雅齋 (Daya Zhai ‘Studio of Great Elegance’) and 天地一家春 (tian di yi jia chun ‘Spring throughout heaven and earth - one family’) within a seal in iron red. The four-character mark on the base reads 永慶長春 (Yongqing changchun ‘eternal prosperity and enduring spring’) in iron-red enamel. The Empress Dowager, Cixi, was the mother of the Tongzhi Emperor and the power behind the throne from 1861 until her death in 1908. This porcelain pattern is believed to have been designed by her and made in Jingdezhen. The Daya Zhai is the hall with in the Forbidden City where Cixi lived.
Porcelain with transparent glaze and overglaze and en grisaille enamels with iron-red
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, about AD 1875–1908
- On display (G95/dc33/sh1)
- Acquisition notes
- PDF card: Imperial Collection, Peking. The Empress Dowager, Ci Xi.
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