Porcelain cup wih rounded sides. Covered outside in bright, translucent green glaze. Inside and base plain white. There is an inscription on the base. Pair with B511.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 64 millimetres
- Diameter: 95 millimetres
Inscription CommentYongzheng mark and period
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Cup with deep green glaze
This monochrome, deep, green glaze is pigmented with copper oxide and fluxed with lead. As the light catches it, the glaze has a slight iridescence like oil in water. This cup was part of a collection of single-coloured porcelains given by Mountstuart Elphinstone (AD 1871–1957) just before the opening of the Percival David Foundation in 53 Gordon Square, London, in 1952. Like David, Elphinstone was a noted collector and member of the Oriental Ceramic Society. Indeed, he once owned one of the ‘David Vases’. Much of Elphinstone’s porcelain collection is believed to have been damaged as the result of its packing straw catching fire.
Porcelain with green copper-pigmented glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35
PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39781
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