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cup-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.631

  • Description

    Porcelain cup-stand. There is a band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves in underglaze blue around the central recess. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20 millimetres
    • Diameter: 116 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made during the Kangxi reign of the Great Qing dynasty
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF C631

    Cup-stand with scrolling lotus flowers


    The base has a six-character underglaze blue Kangxi reign mark: 大清康熙年製 Da Ming Kangxi nian zhi, 'Made in the reign of the Kangxi emperor.'


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2004 p.106, no.C631 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.78, no.C631 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.631

Porcelain porcelain saucer. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves around the central recess. Inscription on base.

Porcelain porcelain saucer. Underglaze blue with band of scrolling lotus flowers and leaves around the central recess. Inscription on base.

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