Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides, straight rims and small foot rings. There is a scene with a man and a servant boy returning to a village by moonlight in underglaze cobalt blue on one side and with a village landscape in underglaze cobalt blue on the other. Each with a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Diameter: 58 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription TransliterationChenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentFour-character archaistic Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Set of five cups with a man and his servant
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. Outside they are painted with a man and his servant returning to a village by moonlight. The bases have apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign marks.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1630
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Collection of Prince Ito. PDF card: Prince Ito Collection, Japan.
Set of five porcelain cups with rounded sides, straight rims and small foot rings. Decorated on the outside in underglaze cobalt blue. Scene of a man and a servant boy returning to a village by moonlight on one side and with a village landscape on the other. Each with a mark on the base.
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Object reference number: RRC38968
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