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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.597

  • Description

    Two porcelain cups with almost rectangular mouth rim created by four neatly-cut flutes. Covered in transparent yellow glaze applied directly to the biscuit. Incised dragon on each side outside and flaming pearl inside on the bottom. Base also glazed yellow, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 44 millimetres
    • Diameter: 60 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Chenghua mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A597

    Cup with dragon and flaming pearl


    This cup (one of a pair with A598) incised with dragon and flaming pearl is covered with a monochrome yellow glaze. Potters fired the it twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C to fix the underglaze blue mark and transparent glaze and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Chenghua period.


    Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and on-the-biscuit yellow glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.44, no.A597 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.44, no.A597 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case42/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.597

Two porcelain cups with almost rectangular mouth rim created by four neatly-cut flutes. Covered in transparent yellow glaze applied directly to the biscuit. Incised dragon on each side outside and flaming pearl inside on the bottom. Base also glazed yellow, with inscription.

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