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Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons running horizontally around the porcelain cup on dense blue wave ground. Similar waves on stem with tall rocks rising up. Raised ring at top of stem with scrolling ruyi type motifs. Pseudo-Sanskrit inscription surrounding a single character inside the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 76 millimetres
- Diameter: 82 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
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 late 17th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Stem cup with two five-clawed dragons
Potters recreated early fifteenth century ceramics of the Xuande era in the Qing dynasty. This stem cup has an apocryphal six-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark on the base. Qing copies of Ming imperial wares are painted in a stiffer style. They are more regular and blue tones are more even than the early Ming examples.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1662–1800
Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with two five-clawed dragons running horizontally around the porcelain cup on dense blue wave ground. Similar waves on stem with tall rocks rising up. Raised ring at top of stem with scrolling ruyi type motifs. Pseudo-Sanskrit inscription surrounding a single character inside the centre. Inscription on base.
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