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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.740

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides, everted foliated rim and handles on both sides in the form of flower sprays. There are flowers and scrolls in overglaze red, yellow and green enamel on the interior and exterior, and traces of gold around the rim. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 millimetres
    • Width: 67 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大明萬里年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Wanli nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Ming dynasty, Wanli reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Wanli mark in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:

    PDF 740

    Cup with flowers and scrolls


    There is a six-character Wanli mark in underglaze blue on the base. Wanli polychrome wares dominated by the colours red and green are the precursors of the Qing dynasty 'famille verte' palette.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, overglaze red, yellow and green enamels and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty,Wanli mark and period, about AD 1600–1620

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.30, no.740 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.34, no.94 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh10

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.740

Porcelain cup with rounded sides, everted foliated rim and handles on both sides in the form of flower sprays. Overglaze red, yellow and green enamels. Flowers and scrolls on interior and exterior. Traces of gold around the rim. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

Porcelain cup with rounded sides, everted foliated rim and handles on both sides in the form of flower sprays. Overglaze red, yellow and green enamels. Flowers and scrolls on interior and exterior. Traces of gold around the rim. Mark on base in underglaze blue.

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