Porcelain cup with curved sides and slightly everted rim. There are dragons chasing pearls among waves and clouds in green on-biscuit enamel against yellow on-biscuit enamel ground. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 68 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Wanli mark in a double circle on a green ground on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Cup with dragons chasing pearls
This small cup is incised with a design of dragons chasing pearls among waves and clouds in green enamel against a yellow enamel ground. The base has a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Wanli reign mark.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green and yellow enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
Porcelain cup with curved sides and slightly everted rim. Undecorated inside, with dragons chasing pearls among waves and clouds in green on-biscuit enamel against a yellow on-biscuit enamel ground. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39078
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