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Porcelain cup with slightly rounded sides and everted lip. The cup has yellow glaze. There are two small dragons in relief facing each other across the rim.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 81 millimetres
Published PDF date : 16th-17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Cup with dragons in relief
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 dragons are biting at the rim of the cup.
Porcelain with relief decoration, transparent and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC38891
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