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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.802

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup. The wine-cup has a fine white body. There are three different types of fish in transparent enamel on the exterior, a fourth fish in transparent enamel on the interior, and two fish dragons in underglaze slip on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32 millimetres
    • Diameter: 57 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Four shells within a double square in a circle on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 802

    Wine cup with fish and fish-dragons


    This fine white porcelain wine-cup is decorated with three varieties of fish outside and with a fourth fish inside. There are two fish-dragons in underglaze slip inside. The base mark shows four shells within a double square in a circle.


    Porcelain with underglaze slip and overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Scott 1991 p.19, no.802 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p.22, no.15 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.9, no.802 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.802

Fine white porcelain wine-cup decorated in transparent enamels with three varieties of fish on the outside and a fourth fish inside. Two fish dragons in underglaze slip on the inside.

Fine white porcelain wine-cup decorated in transparent enamels with three varieties of fish on the outside and a fourth fish inside. Two fish dragons in underglaze slip on the inside.

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