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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.889

  • Description

    Porcelain tub shaped (gang) cup of with deep, rounded sides, straight mouth, no foot-rim and slightly recessed base. The cup has a fine, white body. There are flowering peonies in opaque pink, blue, green and brownish yellow on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1900-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 43 millimetres
    • Diameter: 64 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character Yongzheng mark in a double square in blue enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF 889

    Cup with flowering peonies in falangcai-style


    The base has an apocryphal four-character blue enamel Yongzheng reign mark but this cup is quite different from the genuinie eighteenth century falangcai wares which you can see in the gallery. The enamels are much thicker and far coarser than was prepared for the Yongzheng emperor.


    Porcelain with overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    late Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1900–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.27, no.889 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.43, no.889 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.85, no.89 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 pp 193-199 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc33/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.889

Deep, tub shaped (gang) porcelain cup with rounded sides, straight mouth, no foot-rim and slightly recessed base. Fine white porcelain decorated with flowering peonies in opaque pink, blue , green and brownish yellow; the interior creamy-white and undecorated.

Deep, tub shaped (gang) porcelain cup with rounded sides, straight mouth, no foot-rim and slightly recessed base. Fine white porcelain decorated with flowering peonies in opaque pink, blue , green and brownish yellow; the interior creamy-white and undecorated.

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