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Porcelain saucer with rounded cavetto and flattened rim. There is a scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 in underglaze cobalt blue in the centre, and four cartouches containing stylised fruits and flowers against a patterned ground on the cavetto. There are four auspicious motifs on back. A set with cup PDF 646.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 18 millimetres
- Diameter: 110 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription CommentOn the base of each is inscribed 'Yu' (jade)
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white saucer showing the Rotterdam riots
Sir Percival David bought very little European market export ware. This small saucer and its matching cup (PDF 646) are painted with a scene copied from a European print showing the demolition of Rotterdam during riots of 1690. The Chinese character玉meaning jade is painted in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1690–1722
Porcelain saucer with rounded cavetto and flattened rim. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 in the centre, and with four cartouches containing stylised fruits and flowers against a patterned ground on the cavetto. Four auspicious motifs on back. A set with cup PDF 646.
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Object reference number: RRC38982
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