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Porcelain cup with high sides, flared rim and straight foot. There is a scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 and a panel containing a cabbage plant in underglaze cobalt blue on exterior, and a man's head draped on a square plinth on centre of interior, below a narrow band of chevrons round the rim. There is a mark on the base. A set with saucer PDF 647.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 64 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 cup showing the Rotterdam riots
Sir Percival David bought very little European market export ware. This small cup and its matching saucer (PDF 647) 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
On display: G95/dc24/sh2
Porcelain cup with high sides, flared rim and straight foot. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Scene of the demolition of Rotterdam during riots in 1690 and a panel containing a cabbage plant on exterior. A man's head draped on a square plinth on inside centre, below a narrow band of chevrons round the rim. Mark on base. A set with saucer PDF 647.
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Object reference number: RRC38981
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