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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.764

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup with steep sides, flared rim and low, tapering footrim. There are two dragons among clouds in yellow, red and black enamel on the exterior, and double lines in underglaze blue at the rim and the foot. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45 millimetres
    • Diameter: 68 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明嘉靖年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Jiajing mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 764

    Wucai cup with dragons in yellow and red enamel


    Potters decorated this cup in a twice-fired technique composed of underglaze blue and overglaze red and yellow. Outside it is painted with two dragons chasing flaming pearls. The base carries an underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark in a double rectangle


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze red and yellow enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.24, no.49 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.37, no.764 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case27/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.764

Porcelain Wine-cup with steep sides, flared rim and low, tapering footrim. Yellow, red and black enamels on exterior, with undecorated interior. Double lines in underglaze blue at rim and foot, with two dragons among clouds on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Porcelain Wine-cup with steep sides, flared rim and low, tapering footrim. Yellow, red and black enamels on exterior, with undecorated interior. Double lines in underglaze blue at rim and foot, with two dragons among clouds on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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