Porcelain cup covered with dense brown-black glaze, white inside and on base. Traces of gilt floral decoration around the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 69 millimetres
Inscription CommentQianlong mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Cup with gilt floral decoration
This deep porcelain cup has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Qianlong period on the base. It was then covered with a transparent glaze inside and out and fired at a high temperature. Later it was given a second firing to add an iron-black glaze outside. A third layer of decoration was added over this in the form of gold and silver flowers and other emblems which can be seen as the light hits the cup from the sides. This kind of design relates to laque burgauté (lac burgauté) wares.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, iron-black glaze and with silver and gold
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39820
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