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stem cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.570

  • Description

    Porcelain stem cup . Covered with dark greenish-brown opaque glaze, including inside hollow stem. Inscription inside foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1850
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55 millimetres
    • Diameter: 73 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        Inside the foot
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        植本堂
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhiben tang
      • Inscription Translation

        Hall of the Roots of Plants
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A570

    Stem cup with inscription


    This stem cup is neck and is covered in a speckled green glaze. Connoisseurs in China, Europe and Japan have developed a sophisticated vocabulary for describing monochrome porcelains. For example the flecked-green wares such as these are called ‘tea-dust’ glazed wares. The glaze is coloured by iron-pigments. There is an inscription inside the foot which reads 植本堂 (Zhiben Tang 'Hall of the Roots of Plants'). This mark is mentioned in the Taoya where it states that it was mostly used for ‘tea-dust’ glazed wares in the Jiaqing and Daoguang periods of the Qing dynasty.


    Porcelain with tea-dust glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about 1800–1850

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.114, no.100 (and base) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.39, no.A570 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.40, no.A570 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 138-139, no.59 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case36/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.570

Porcelain stem cup . Covered with dark greenish-brown opaque glaze, including inside hollow stem. Inscription inside foot.

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