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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.811

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with six deep, straight sides. There is a different form of the 'shou' character (longevity) on each of the sides, in green, yellow, purple, and black on-biscuit enamels and overglaze blue on a greenish black ground.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 74 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on each side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        shou
      • Inscription Translation

        longevity
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 811

    Cup with ‘shou’ (longevity) characters


    This six-sided porcelain cup is decorated with the character 壽 (shou ‘longevity’) on each side.


    Porcelain with overglaze enamels on the biscuit
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.10, no.811 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 pp 20-21, no.811 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Lady David 1973 records: From the Collection of Sir William Eden, Bart. PDF card: Sir William Eden, Bart.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.811

Deep white porcelain cup with six straight sides. Decorated on the biscuit in green, yellow, purple, and black enamels and overglaze blue. The decoration on the outside is the 'shou' character (longevity) written in different forms on a greenish black ground.

Deep white porcelain cup with six straight sides. Decorated on the biscuit in green, yellow, purple, and black enamels and overglaze blue. The decoration on the outside is the 'shou' character (longevity) written in different forms on a greenish black ground.

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