Deep porcelain cup. Covered except for foot ring with yellow enamel glaze over plain porcelain glaze. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 81 millimetres
- Diameter: 121 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in a circle in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Ming JiajingRoom 95 label text:
Bell-shaped cup with yellow glaze
This bell-shaped porcelain cup demonstrates the Jingdezhen potters’ use of a low-fired monochrome glaze. This buttercup yellow cup was fired twice: once at a high temperature to fix the underglaze blue reign mark and the transparent glaze and a second time at a lower temperature to fire the iron-pigmented yellow overglaze. The cup's form is innovative to the mid-sixteenth century and was also used for contempory white, blue, and blue-and-white porcelains.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue reign mark, clear and yellow glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39500
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