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Porcelain cup in form of lotus leaf with three small feet and a biscuit figure of a carp inside. Underglaze blue with leaf veins around outside and dense waterweeds inside.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 49 millimetres
- Diameter: 90 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Cup in the form of a lotus leaf
This cup is modelled in the form of a lotus leaf with blue veins outside and with a biscuit fired fish inside. Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration and biscuit-fired
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620
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Object reference number: RRC39601
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