Pair of porcelain cups. The cups have a fine white body. There is a landscape scene in which are depicted a pair of quails '(shuang an)' and flowers on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 65 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationYongzheng nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Yongzheng reign
Inscription CommentFour-character Yongzheng mark in a double square in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Pair of cups with quails
This pair of cups is painted with quails which are a visual pun for double peace which is a Chinese greeting for the New Year. The base has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and fencai (powdered colours)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1900–1949
PDF card: Acquired before 1935.
Pair of fine white porcelain cups. Decorated with a landscape scene in which are depicted a pair of quails '(shuang an)', signifying 'double peace' (a well known rubus of greetings for the New Year), and flowers.
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Object reference number: RRC39162