Porcelain cup with deep sides. The cup has a white body and dark blue finely crackled glaze, which is white at the rim and base. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 82 millimetres
- Diameter: 119 millimetres
Inscription CommentJiajing mark in a double ring
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bell-shaped cup with blue glaze
This bell-shaped porcelain cup demonstrates the Jingdezhen potters’ use of a high-fired monochrome glaze. The cup is covered with a deep, blue glaze coloured by powdered cobalt oxide. It was given one high-temperature firing to fix the colour and the underglaze blue reign mark on the base. The cup's form is innovative to the mid-sixteenth century and was also used for contempory white, yellow and blue-and-white porcelains.
Porcelain with cobalt-blue glaze and underglaze cobalt-blue reign mark
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–66
On display: G95/dc57/s4
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Object reference number: RRC39403
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