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  • Description

    Porcelain cup, with yellowish crackled glaze. There is an incised lotus scroll on the exterior. One of a pair with PDF.145.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 81 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 144

    Cup with incised lotuses

    Potters incised this cup with a pattern of lotuses – a Chinese symbol of purity. Craftsmen in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. The cup is chalky white or ‘rice–coloured’ and potters covered it either with a white slip and a thin transparent glaze with a yellowish cast that crackled during the cooling process or with an opaque white glaze. Connoisseurs once called this type of ceramic 土定 (tu ding ‘earthen Ding ware’).

    Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
    Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
    Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, about AD 1662–1722PDF 144





  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1980 p.30, no.94 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc11/sh8

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Porcelain cup, with yellowish crackled glaze. There is an incised lotus scroll on the exterior. One of a pair with PDF.145.

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