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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.505

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with slightly everted rim. The cup has yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze on the body, and yellow enamel on the base. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 58 millimetres
    • Diameter: 104 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Jiajing mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 505

    Cup with yellow glaze


    This porcelain cup has an incised Jiajing mark on the base and is covered with a yellow glaze.


    Porcelain with incised decoration and transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.11, no.505 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.11, no.505 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case42/sh3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: PDF 505a. Sold at Sotheby's - 15 October 1968.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.505

Porcelain cup with slightly everted rim. Yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze on body, yellow enamel on base. Mark on base.

Porcelain cup with slightly everted rim. Yellow enamel over a plain felspathic glaze on body, yellow enamel on base. Mark on base.

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