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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.
- Made in: Beijing
- (Asia,China,Beijing (municipality),Beijing (city))
- Height: 49 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationQianlong nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qianlong reign
Inscription CommentFour-character mark of Qianlong in blue enamel on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95Room 95 label text:
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.
Forbidden City, Beijing 北京故宫
Qing dynasty, Qianlong blue enamel mark and period, AD 1736–95
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.
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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Object reference number: RRC39182
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