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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 60 millimetres
Inscription CommentChenghua mark
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
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
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39502
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