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Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze green, yellow, ochre and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior with fungus elements alternating with segments of flower sprays.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 45 millimetres
- Diameter: 75 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Daoguang nianzhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty Daoguang reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Daoguang mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Daoguang 1821-1850Room 95 label text:
Doucai cup with linghzi fungus
Four 靈芝 (lingzhi ‘longevity fungi’) are painted in medallions in underglaze blue and in-filled in overglaze enamels around the outside of this small cup. Coloured enamels of the Chenghua period are lighter and more delicately applied than these. Archaeologists’ discovery of a rubbish heap of a large number of broken and rejected genuine Chenghua porcelains at the imperial kiln site at Jingdezhen revolutionised scholars’ knowledge of patterns and forms of doucai . This example was made in the nineteenth rather than the fifteenth century. It has a six-character Daoguang mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels in doucai-style
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, AD 1821–1850
Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze green, yellow, ochre and dark brown enamels. Design on the outside with fungus elements alternating with segments of flower sprays.
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Object reference number: RRC39967
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