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  • Description

    Two porcelain cups. The cups are yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55 millimetres
    • Diameter: 111 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A525

    Small cup with yellow glaze

    These cups demonstrate 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 cup 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 six-character underglaze blue reign marks of the Kangxi period.

    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue marks, transparent and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.33, no.A525 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.33, no.A525 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc40/sh7

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Two porcelain cups. Covered in yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

Two porcelain cups. Covered in yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. Plain glazed base, with inscription.

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