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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,C.623

  • Description

    Porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of a man carrying a child while riding a pony and followed by an attendant with luggage. Vertical inscription on one side and inscription on base. Pair with C624.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 66 millimetres
    • Diameter: 72 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Translation

        For Zhizhang riding a horse was like sailing a boat, he just closed his eyes and then fell into a well of sleep.
      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Ming Chenghua nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Great Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 17th-early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF C623

    Blue-and-white cup showing a man carrying a child


    The cup is painted with a scene of a man carrying a child while riding a horse. They are followed by a servant carrying a heavy load. The inscription on the side has been translated ‘For Zhizhang riding a horse was like sailing a boat, he just closed his eyes and then fell into a well of sleep.’ The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Chenghua reign mark.


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

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2004 p.105, no.C623 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1976 p.77, no.C623 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,C.623

Porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of a man carrying a child while riding a pony and followed by an attendant with luggage. Vertical inscription on one side and inscription on base. Pair with C623.

Porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with figurative scene of a man carrying a child while riding a pony and followed by an attendant with luggage. Vertical inscription on one side and inscription on base. Pair with C623.

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