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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.503

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with dragon-shaped handles. The cup has yellow glaze on the exterior and handles, white glaze on interior. There is a band of confronted dragons in low relief on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
      • Inscription Comment

        kangxi mark and period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 503

    Cup with 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, with relief decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722PDF 503

    黃釉雙龍耳杯


    此杯施單色黃釉,釉色誘人,為景德鎮燒造。黃色作為宮廷用瓷的專屬釉色歷經了五百餘年(1403至1911年)。器物為二次燒成,首先是在1280°C至1320°C的溫度下燒成素瓷胎,而後低溫燒成以鉛為助熔劑、鐵為呈色元素的黃色釉。外底書六字康熙釉下青花款。


    瓷器,凸雕,釉下青花款,透明黃釉
    江西省景德鎮
    清代,康熙,康熙款,1662-1722年

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.11, no.503 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.11, no.503 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc42/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: PDF 504. Sold at Sotheby's - 15 October 1968.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.503

Porcelain cup with dragon handles. Yellow glaze on outside and handles, white interior. Band of confronted dragons in low relief on exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Porcelain cup with dragon handles. Yellow glaze on outside and handles, white interior. Band of confronted dragons in low relief on exterior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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