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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.834

  • Description

    Porcelain cup of 'gang' form, with deep rounded sides, straight mouth and slightly recessed base. The cup has a fine white body. There are lotus scrolls in opaque orange, blue, green, and yellow "foreign" enamels, on a ground of deep rose on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 64 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty Yongzheng reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF 834

    Falangcai cup with flowers on a dark red ground


    This Yongzheng cup is decorated in the style of porcelains painted within the Forbidden City called falangcai wares. It has an underglaze blue as opposed to an overglaze blue enamel mark and is likely to have been potted and painted at Jingdezhen.


    Porcelain with transparent glaze and overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮 製
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.16, no.834 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.28, no.834 bibliographic details
    • Hobson, Rackham & King 1931 pp.194-195; pl. 29, fig. B. bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Russell Collection. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 4th May 1932. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 14, p.83, no.1432. £12:10. Purchased by Bluett's at the Charles Russell sale on 30th March 1932.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.834

Deep, tub-shaped (gang) cup with rounded sides, straight mouth and slightly recessed base. Fine white porcelain decorated with lotus scrolls in opaque orange, blue, green, and yellow "foreign" enamels, in a ground of deep rose; the interior white and undecorated.

Deep, tub-shaped (gang) cup with rounded sides, straight mouth and slightly recessed base. Fine white porcelain decorated with lotus scrolls in opaque orange, blue, green, and yellow "foreign" enamels, in a ground of deep rose; the interior white and undecorated.

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