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Set of five porcelain cups with straight sides. There are four flower heads in underglaze cobalt blue on each cup between single blue lines at the rim and above the base. There is a mark on the base of each cup.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 68 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Tianqi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Tianqi reign
Inscription CommentTianqi mark and period
Published PDF date : Ming Tianqi 1621-1627Room 95 label text:
Set of five cups with flower heads
As demand for the court declined, Jingdezhen potters eagerly accepted orders from middle-class customers in China, as well as exporting wares to the Middle East, Europe and Japan. These cups are table wares which were made in sets of five for Japanese clients. The bases have four-character underglaze blue Tianqi reign marks.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Tianqi mark and period, AD 1621–1627
Set of five porcelain cups with straight sides, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Four flower heads on each cup between single blue lines at the rim and above the base. Marks on bases.
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Object reference number: RRC39020
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