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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,B.540

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. Covered in bright yellow opaque glaze, gilt at the rim and plain white inside. White glaze on base, with inscription. Pair with B539.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 50 millimetres
    • Diameter: 83 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Yongzheng mark and period
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF B540

    Cup with gilt decoration


    This cup is covered with a bright yellow monochrome glaze. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the cup twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark. The rim is gilded.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.50, no.B540 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 50-51, no.B540 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case64-3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,B.540

Porcelain cup with rounded sides. Covered in bright yellow opaque glaze, gilt at the rim and plain white inside. White glaze on base, with inscription. Pair with B540.

Porcelain cup with rounded sides. Covered in bright yellow opaque glaze, gilt at the rim and plain white inside. White glaze on base, with inscription. Pair with B540.

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