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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 63 millimetres
Inscription Positionon side
Inscription TranslationPraying for good fortune and a thousand harvests
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationZhixiucao tang
Inscription TranslationThe graceful thatched hall
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
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
Lady David 1973 records: From the Bushell Collection. PDF card: Bushell Collection.
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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Object reference number: RRC39208
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