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wine-cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.765

  • Description

    Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze yellow, red, green and black enamels. Design on the exterior of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. God of Emolument signified by official hat, God of Longevity with high forehead and long beard, and God of Happiness with green robe. Inscription on side, and mark on base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
    • Diameter: 66 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Chenghua mark in a single circle in underglaze blue on the base
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        恭晉遠公老親翁清玩。第崔國楙具
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Gongjin Yuangong laoqinweng qing wan. Di Cui Guomao ju
      • Inscription Translation

        Respectfully presented to Yuangong, my child's father-in-law, for his amusement
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF A765

    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. It has an underglaze blue inscription which Mr Cui Guomao had inscribed. This inscription reads 恭晉遠公老親翁清玩。第崔國楙具 (Gongjin Yuangong laoqinweng qing wan. Di Cui Guomao ju 'Respectfully presented to Yuangong, my child's father-in-law, for his amusement by Mr Cui Guomao').


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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 88, no. 88 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.47, no.148 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 110-111, no.45 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 pp 68-69, no.A765 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired before 1935

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.765

Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze yellow, red, green and black enamels. Design on outside of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. God of Emolument signified by official hat, God of Longevity with high forehead and long beard, and God of Happiness with green robe. Inscription on side, and mark on base.

Porcelain wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style with underglaze blue outlines and washes and overglaze yellow, red, green and black enamels. Design on outside of three Daoist Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. God of Emolument signified by official hat, God of Longevity with high forehead and long beard, and God of Happiness with green robe. Inscription on side, and mark on base.

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