- Museum number
Porcelain bowl with wide flaring sides. Covered inside and outside with pale grey-green celadon-type glaze with slight orange-peel texture. Upper half of outside decorated with moulded chrysanthemum scroll and lower half with chrysanthemum petals. Inside at centre is a single moulded chrysanthemum flower and four leaves. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B576.
- Production date
Diameter: 210 millimetres
Height: 84 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735
Room 95 label text:
Bowl with celadon glaze
The Yongzheng emperor is known for his fascination with antiques. He had a fabulous collection of Chinese bronzes, jades, ceramics, painting and calligraphies and decorative art objects. These bowls combine a contemporary 18th century form with the glaze of Song dynasty celadons, recreated on a porcelain body. This combination of an interest in the antique and a desire to experiment and create something new is a fundamental part of Chinese culture. The base carries an underglaze cobalt blue Yongzheng reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, moulded decoration and celadon-type glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
- On display (G95/dc49/sh4)
- Acquisition notes
- Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift.
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
- Registration number