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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.490

  • Description

    Porcelain cup of conical shape. The cup has a white body. There are phoenixes among clouds in slip anhua on the exterior. Pair with A491.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1911-1949
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25 millimetres
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A490

    Cup with phoenixes


    This white porcelain cup of conical shape is decorated inside with an anhua (hidden decoration) slip design of phoenixes among clouds. Porcelains of this type were made in imitation of fine Qing dynasty porcelains which in turn were inspired by early porcelains of the Ming period.


    Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Republican period, AD 1911–1949

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  • Location

    G95/case41/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Gift

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.490

White porcelain cup of conical shape. Decorated inside with slip anhua designs of phoenixes among clouds. Pair with A491.

White porcelain cup of conical shape. Decorated inside with slip anhua designs of phoenixes among clouds. Pair with A491.

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