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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.851

  • Description

    Glass wine-cup with rounded sides and slightly everted mouth-rim. The wine cup is semi-opaque white glass. There are two large and two small scroll-edged panels with summer and winter landscapes in 'famille rose' palette enamel set in green ground on the exterior. Pair with PDF 850.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1736-1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        乾隆年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qianlong nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qianlong reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character mark of Qianlong in blue enamel on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 851

    Enamelled glass wine cup with landscape


    Enamelled glass painted within the same workshops as porcelain in the Forbidden City is much rarer than enamelled porcelain. Chinese glassmaking technology has traditionally been influenced by foreign craftsmen and the palace workshops were supervised by European Jesuits. Although this opaque white glass cup derives its shape from contemporary Qing porcelain made at Jingdezhen, the enamel decoration is informed by European painting styles. The cup has a four-character Qianlong reign mark in blue enamel on the base.


    Enamelled glass
    Forbidden City, Beijing 北京故宫
    Qing dynasty, Qianlong blue enamel mark and period, AD 1736–95

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 175, pl. CLXXIV(b) bibliographic details
    • Hippisley 1902 p. 406, no. 327, pl. 20 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.19, no.851, pl. V bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.35, no.851, colour bibliographic details
    • Krahl & Harrison-Hall 2009 p.93, no.50 (p.94, mark on base) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case62

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Hippisley Collection. See Hippisley, "A Sketch of the History of Ceramic Art in China", p. 406, Nos. 326 and 327 and Plate 20. PDF card: Acquired via Tonying 1926. Hippisley Collection No. 327.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.851

Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides and slightly everted mouth-rim. Semi-opaque white glass, finely and delicately decorated on the exterior with 'famille rose' enamels, with two scroll-edged panels of landscape set in a ground of naturalistic flowers. Pair with PDF 851.

Porcelain wine-cup with rounded sides and slightly everted mouth-rim. Semi-opaque white glass, finely and delicately decorated on the exterior with 'famille rose' enamels, with two scroll-edged panels of landscape set in a ground of naturalistic flowers. Pair with PDF 851.

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