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Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling flowers including lotus, chrysanthemum and camellia. Band of scrolling lingzhi on stem and narrow band of detached flower heads above base. Inscription inside in double circle.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 92 millimetres
- Diameter: 101 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Xuande mark in a double ring in underglaze blue inside the cup
Published PDF date : Ming XuandeRoom 95 label text:
Stem cup with composite flower scroll
Potters painted this porcelain stem cup with underglaze blue flowers. Inside is a Xuande reign mark in a double ring. Craftsmen at Jingdezhen thoroughly processed the local clay to remove any impurities. This resulted in highly refined clay which was purer, whiter, and finer in the early fifteenth century than in any other period of the Ming dynasty.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, AD1426–35
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. PDF card: Acquired Sotheby sale June 6, 1935 lot 48 via Yamanaka for £52 from the Russell Collection.
Stem porcelain cup. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling flowers including lotus, chrysanthemum and camellia. Band of scrolling lingzhi on stem and narrow band of detached flower heads above base. Inscription inside in double circle.
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Object reference number: RRC39934
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