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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.616

  • Description

    Small stem porcelain cup with underglaze blue bands of scrolling flowers, plantain leaves and overlapping petals. Reserved panel on one side with ruyi and reign mark.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 102 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        at rim
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Kangxi reign
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A616

    Deep stem cup with scrolling flowers


    This stem cup is delicately painted with a flower scroll and bears a four-character Kangxi reign mark beneath the rim.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1976 p.37, no.A616 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2004 p.55, no.A616 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case24/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.616

Small stem porcelain cup with underglaze blue bands of scrolling flowers, plantain leaves and overlapping petals. Reserved panel on one side with ruyi and reign mark.

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