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Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with wide band of aquatic plants rising from waves. Bands of waves, clouds and squared spirals on stem. White conch shell on waves in roundel in the centre and four flying horses and clouds around the sides.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 112 millimetres
- Diameter: 167 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming Hongzhi 1488-1505Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white stem cup with flying horses
Inside this stem cup is painted in underglaze blue with flying horses, galloping around a central conch shell. The design of this stem cup is loosely based on an early fifteenth century design. Whereas the Xuande examples are generally painted with different mythical sea creatures, the sixteenth century examples tend to repeat motifs. So here the flying horse is repeated four times.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Hongzhi period, AD 1488–1505
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Object reference number: RRC39575
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