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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.647

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1690-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18 millimetres
    • Diameter: 110 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yu
      • Inscription Translation

        Jade
      • Inscription Comment

        On the base of each is inscribed 'Yu' (jade)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 647

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.23, no.647, pl.II (with cup no.646) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004A pp 112-113, no. 48 (SAUCER) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 pp 31-32, no.647 (with cup no.646) bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc24/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.647

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.

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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