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Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with garden landscape including rocks, trees and flying birds. Lotus petals and plantain leaves in pencilled style on stem. Roundel with five-clawed dragon among clouds inside. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 115 millimetres
- Diameter: 121 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white stem cup
Cobalt pigment used for imperial wares during the second half of the sixteenth century has a distinctive strong, dark, and even tone. Inside the stem cup shows a five-clawed dragon in a roundel. Outside it is painted with birds in a landscape. The base carries a Jiajing reign mark in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with garden landscape including rocks, trees and flying birds. Lotus petals and plantain leaves in pencilled style on stem. Roundel with five-clawed dragon among clouds inside. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39593
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