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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.892

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup with straight spreading sides and narrow foot-rim. The wine-cup has a fine white body. There is an immortal ('xian') carrying on his shoulder a basket of flowers slung on a hoe, followed by a deer, in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 millimetres
    • Diameter: 69 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 892

    Wine cup with an immortal followed by a deer


    Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours. Albert Jacquemart (AD 1808–1875) coined the term famille verte in his Histoire de la céramique published in 1873, to describe this palette dominated by shades of green. There is an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1700–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.28, no.892 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.44, no.892 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: From the Liddell & Elphinstone Collections. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. May 30th 1929. The Liddell Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain. No. 226: £35.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.892

Porcelain wine-cup with straight spreading sides and narrow foot-rim. Fine white porcelain decorated in transparent 'famille verte' enamels on one side with a 'xian' (immortal) carrying on his shoulder a basket of flowers slung on a hoe and followed by a deer.

Porcelain wine-cup with straight spreading sides and narrow foot-rim. Fine white porcelain decorated in transparent 'famille verte' enamels on one side with a 'xian' (immortal) carrying on his shoulder a basket of flowers slung on a hoe and followed by a deer.

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