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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
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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