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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 78 millimetres
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 Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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 1662–1722
PDF card: PDF 504. Sold at Sotheby's - 15 October 1968.
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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Object reference number: RRC38850
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