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    Deep porcelain cup in form of a magnolia on a stem. Covered in deep blue glaze. Three small sections of stem on which it stands are left unglazed.

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    • 1700-1750
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    • Height: 97 millimetres
    • Diameter: 115 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A586

    Water dropper in the form of a magnolia flower

    This porcelain water dropper is modelled in the form of a magnolia flower and has a small elegant spout at one side. It is covered in a deep purplish-blue glaze. This glaze contains a mixture of cobalt and manganese oxides. The vessel was used for adding water to make ink for calligraphy or painting.

    Porcelain with deep blue glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1700–1750


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.42, no.A586 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 pp 42-43, no.A586 bibliographic details
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    PDF card: Acquired 1952. Elphinstone Gift

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Deep porcelain cup in form of a magnolia on a stem. Covered in deep blue glaze. Three small sections of stem on which it stands are left unglazed.

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