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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.782

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and black enamels. Design on the exterior of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. Inscription on side, mark on base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 39 millimetres
    • Diameter: 66 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chenghua reign mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF A782

    Doucai cup with three Daoist gods


    This small cup is painted with underglaze-blue outlines and washes and shades of overglaze green, aubergine, red and yellow enamels in doucai style. There is an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base. The three Daoist gods are the Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. The God of Emolument is signified by an official hat, the God of Longevity with a high forehead and long beard, and the God of Happiness with a green robe.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and doucai enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1800

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.42, no.33 (and bases) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.52, no.172 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.73, no.A782 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.782

Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and black enamels. Design on outside of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. Inscription on side, mark on base.

Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze red, green, yellow and black enamels. Design on outside of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. Inscription on side, mark on base.

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