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Yixing stoneware cup in form of half peach stone, with underside deeply scored like a peach stone. The cup has a brown, biscuit-fired body and bluish-grey glaze on the interior. There is an inscription incised into the rim.
- Made in: China
- Height: 29 millimetres
- Width: 101 millimetres
- Depth: 79 millimetres
Inscription Content西王母賜漢武桃 宣和殿
Inscription TransliterationXiwangmu ci Han Wu tao Xuanhedian
Inscription TranslationXiwangmu bestows a peach upon the emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty. Xuanhe Hall
Inscription TranslationMade by the hand of the old man who loves leisure
Inscription TransliterationGengzi nian jiashen yue dingyou ri ji
Inscription TranslationRecorded on the cyclical day dingyou of the cyclical month jiashen in the cyclical year gengzi
Published PDF date : Qing KangxiRoom 95 label text:
Halved peach stone with jun-style glaze inside
This vessel is in the form of a halved peach kernel. Inside it is decorated with an opalescent jun-style glaze and outside it is biscuit fired and scored to represent the outside of a peach stone. Around the inner rim is an inscription written in three different scripts. 西王母賜漢武桃, 宣和殿 Xiwangmu ci Han Wu tao Xuanhedian.This can be translated as: 'Xiwangmu bestowed a peach upon the emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty', 'Xuanhe Hall.' Followed by the date: 庚子年甲申月丁酉日記 Gengzi nian jiashen yue dingyou ji, 'Recorded on the cyclical day dingyou of the cyclical month jiashen in the cyclical year gengzi', and 'Made by the hand of the old man who loves leisure'.
Stoneware with blue glaze
Yixing, Jiangsu province 江蘇省, 宜興縣
Qing dynasty, dated equivalent to AD 1840
Yixing stoneware cup in form of half peach stone. Underside deeply scores like a peach stone, with inscription incised into rim. Brown biscuit-fired body unglazed except for inside, with bluish-grey glaze.
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Object reference number: RRC39758
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