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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Porcelain cup. The cup has a white body and pitted white glaze. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 millimetres
    • Diameter: 85 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Hongzhi mark in double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base but Kangxi period
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A431

    Cup with apocryphal mark

    The base of this white porcelain cup carries a six-character underglaze blue reign mark in double rectangle of the Hongzhi period (AD 1488–1505). The Hongzhi mark was popular in the Kangxi period at Jingdezhen but it is rarely seen in a rectangular frame.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722


  • Location

    On display: G95/dc41/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department


  • Registration number


White porcelain cup. Covered with pitted white glaze. Mark on base.

White porcelain cup. Covered with pitted white glaze. Mark on base.

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