Two porcelain cups. The cups are yellow enamel over thin plain high-fired glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 55 millimetres
- Diameter: 111 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
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Object reference number: RRC39427
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