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Porcelain cup with curving sides, slightly flared rim, and two shallow loop handles. The cup has 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: 43 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:
Cup with narrow band of dragons
This cup demonstrates 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 cup 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 mark, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
17 March 2009
Reason for treatment
Dismantle previous repair to handle and rebond
Previous repair to one handle. Bond failed during cleaning. Fragments require re-bonding
Residual adhesive removed with acetone on cotton swabs. Fragments rebonded with HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate).
Porcelain cup with curving sides, slightly flared rim, and two shallow loop handles. Pale yellow enamel on exterior, plain white glaze on interior. Narrow band of incised dragons. Mark in underglaze blue on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38932
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