Two porcelain cups with two side handles. Covered inside and outside with pale yellow glaze and incised with dragons among clouds on the exterior. White glaze on base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 37 millimetres
- Width: 67 millimetres
- Depth: 59 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Cup with dragons among clouds
This cup demonstrates an attractive use of a monochrome yellow glaze at Jingdezhen. This colour glaze was used to decorate court porcelain for some five hundred years of the imperial era in China from AD 1403 to AD 1911. Potters fired the cup twice, first at a porcelain temperature of around 1280 to 1320 °C and then in a second, lower-temperature firing to vitrify the lead-fluxed, iron-pigmented glaze. The base has a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Kangxi period.
Porcelain, incised, with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, transparent and yellow glazes glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
On display: G95/dc42/sh8
PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift
Two porcelain cups with two side handles. Covered inside and outside with pale yellow glaze and incised with dragons among clouds on the outside. White glaze on base, with inscription.
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Object reference number: RRC39498
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