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Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze red and blue with three silhouetted fish around the sides. Central roundel with inscription inside. Unglazed base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Diameter: 99 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa ming xuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade during the Xuande reign of the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentSix-character archaistic Xuande mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Stem cup with copper-red fish
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. The base has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and underglaze copper-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
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Object reference number: RRC40016
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