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Guan-type ware fluted cup. White porcelain body covered in bluish-green glaze with two layers of close crackle, the wide layer stained black and the other ginger. Brown dressing applied to the mouth and the foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 55 millimetres
- Diameter: 81 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Published PDF date : Ming Chenghua 1465-1487Room 95 label text:
Lobed wine cup with guan-type glaze
Sir Percival David’s collection was inspired partly by a desire to acquire objects with a Chinese ‘imperial’ connection or made in Chinese ‘scholarly taste’. This wine cup, commissioned by the Chenghua emperor (AD1465–1487) and made at the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen with a copy of a 官 (guan ‘official’) celadon glaze invented in the Southern Song dynasty (AD 1127–1279) exemplifies both these interests. Archaeologists have excavated sherds of related Chenghua mark and period porcelain guan-type wares at Jingdezhen.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, guan-type crackled glaze and brown dressed foot and rim.
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–1487
Guan/Ge-type ware fluted cup. White porcelain body covered in bluish-green glaze with two layers of close crackle, the wide layer stained black and the other ginger. Brown dressing applied to the mouth and the foot rim unglazed. Body reddish where exposed. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39472
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