Tall porcelain cup. Covered outside in opaque yellowish-green enamel of 'chicken skin' texture over plain high-fired glaze showing white inside. Base glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 93 millimetres
- Diameter: 92 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Cup with lime green glaze
This cup is finely potted and covered with a transparent glaze. In a second firing, potters applied a bright lime-green glaze outside. This colour was an innovation of the Yongzheng reign and was influenced by Western technology. It was made by adding copper to lead-antimonate. Chinese potters made little use of lead-antimonate, despite having large deposits of it, but in Europe it was used for a bright yellow pigment in glass, glaze and oil paint. It is likely Chinese potters indirectly learned about this technology from Jesuits working in China.
Porcelain with transparent and yellowish-green glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Republican period, AD 1912–1949
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39798
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