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  • Description

    Two porcelain cups. Covered in bright pale yellow glaze outside and plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
    • Diameter: 51 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A567

    Cups with yellow glaze

    Two porcelain cups demonstrating 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 cups 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 bases have a six-character underglaze blue reign mark of the Yongzheng period.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue marks, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723–1735


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.39, no.A567 (one cup only) bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.39, no.A567 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc37/sh3

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Two porcelain cups. Covered in bright pale yellow glaze outside and plain white glaze inside and on base, with inscription.

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