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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.766

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup with tapering sides, slightly everted rim and tapering footring. There are three deer in a landscape in Doucai style with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and aubergine enamel on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 millimetres
    • Diameter: 60 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明成化年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 766

    Doucai cup with three deer in a landscape


    This cup is painted with underglaze-blue outlines and washes and shades of overglaze green, aubergine, red and yellow enamels in doucai style. There is an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and doucai enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p.14, no.2 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.37, no.766 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.53, no.177 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.766

Porcelain Wine-cup with tapering sides, slightly everted rim and tapering footring. Doucai style decoration on the exterior with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and aubergine enamels; undecorated inside. Three deer in a landscape. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Porcelain Wine-cup with tapering sides, slightly everted rim and tapering footring. Doucai style decoration on the exterior with underglaze cobalt blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and aubergine enamels; undecorated inside. Three deer in a landscape. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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