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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.877

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup with slightly rounded sides, small base and everted mouth-rim. The wine-cup has a fne white egg-shell body. There is a clump of bamboo with dianthus pinks and a bat in iron-red and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 63 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        Praying for good fortune and a thousand harvests
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        芝秀草堂
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhixiucao tang
      • Inscription Translation

        The graceful thatched hall
      • Inscription Comment

        .
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:

    PDF 877

    Cup with bamboo


    On one side is a bat holding a jiqing (the jade emblem of good fortune) hanging from its mouth by a ribbon. On the other side are two butterflies and the verse which translates ‘Praying for good fortune and a thousand harvests’ written in black There is a four-character inscription reading 芝笑秀草堂 (Zhixiucao Tang ‘The graceful thatched hall’) in a double square in iron-red on the base.

    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours) and iron-red enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.25, no.877 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.41, no.32 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.41, no.877 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Lady David 1973 records: From the Bushell Collection. PDF card: Bushell Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.877

Porcelain wine-cup with slightly rounded sides, small base and everted mouth-rim. Fine white egg shell porcelain decorated in pale 'famille rose' enamels and iron red with a design of a clump of bamboo, dianthus pinks, and a bat flying across.

Porcelain wine-cup with slightly rounded sides, small base and everted mouth-rim. Fine white egg shell porcelain decorated in pale 'famille rose' enamels and iron red with a design of a clump of bamboo, dianthus pinks, and a bat flying across.

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