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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.830

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1900-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40 millimetres
    • Diameter: 65 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        雍正年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Yongzheng nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Yongzheng reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Four-character Yongzheng mark in a double square in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 830

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.15, no.830 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.27, no.830 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired before 1935.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.830

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.

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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