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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Diameter: 83 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
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
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39810
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