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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.788

  • Description

    Small porcelain cup. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Inside are three peaches, and outside painted with three delicate peach sprays. Diaper patterns at rim and overlapping panels above foot. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36 millimetres
    • Diameter: 46 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A788

    Cup with peach-sprays


    This cup is delicately painted with peaches on branches outside. Peaches are an auspicious emblem of long life.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty or Republican period, AD 1800–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.48, no.154 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.74, no.A788 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.788

Small porcelain cup. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Inside are three peaches, and outside painted with three delicate peach sprays. Diaper patterns at rim and overlapping panels above foot. Mark on base.

Small porcelain cup. Decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red, green and black enamels. Inside are three peaches, and outside painted with three delicate peach sprays. Diaper patterns at rim and overlapping panels above foot. Mark on base.

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