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Three porcelain cups with curving sides, slightly flared rim, and two shallow loop handles. The cups have pale yellow enamel on the exterior, plain white glaze on the interior. There is a narrow band of incised dragons on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 73 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Inscription CommentKangxi mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Three cups with narrow band of dragons
These three cups demonstrate an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the cups twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.
Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue marks, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: PDF 590 b & c. Sold at sotheby's - 15th October 1968.
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Object reference number: RRC38933
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