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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.542

  • Description

    Porcelain cup with rounded sides. The cup has copper red glaze on the exterior and bluish-white glaze on the interior and on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 61 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A542

    Cup with copper-red glaze


    This straight-sided cup is covered with a copper-red monochrome-glaze. The skills used to create these extraordinary red glazes were lost in China from the mid-fifteenth century until they were rediscovered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The glaze has ‘crept’ at the rims of the cups to reveal the pure whiteness of the porcelain body.


    Porcelain with clear and copper-red glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.34, no.A542 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.35, no.A542 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc49/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.542

Porcelain cups with rounded sides. Covered outside with copper red glaze and inside and on base with bluish-white glaze.

Porcelain cups with rounded sides. Covered outside with copper red glaze and inside and on base with bluish-white glaze.

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