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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.838

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with deep sides. The cup has a white semi-egg shell pegmatite body. There are two quails by a rock with flowering peonies and a butterfly in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 73 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 838

    Tall cup with quails


    This tall cup is painted with quails which are a visual pun for double peace which is a Chinese greeting for the New Year.


    Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1720–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 40, no. 33 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.121, Fig.9 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.17, no.838 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.33, no.838 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Lady David 1973 records: From the Liddell (Captain C. Oswald Liddell) and Russell Collections. PDF card: Liddell and Russell Collections.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.838

Deep, almost bell-shaped, porcelain cup. White semi-egg shell pegmatite porcelain painted in 'famille rose' enamels, with a design of two quails by a rock with flowering peonies and a butterfly.

Deep, almost bell-shaped, porcelain cup. White semi-egg shell pegmatite porcelain painted in 'famille rose' enamels, with a design of two quails by a rock with flowering peonies and a butterfly.

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