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Porcelain cup, with cream glaze. There is a lotus scroll incised on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base. One of a pair with PDF.140.
- Made in: Zhangzhou
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Zhangzhou)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 91 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationZhongxian tang
Inscription TranslationHall of the Virtuous
Published PDF date : 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Cup with incised lotuses
Potters incised this cup with a pattern of lotuses – a Chinese symbol of purity. The base is incised 眾賢堂 (Zhongxian tang ‘Hall of the Virtuous’). 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 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC38559
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