Porcelain cup with deep sides. The cup has a white body. There are two panels of key fret framing 'taotie' masks against key fret background incised on thte exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 98 millimetres
- Diameter: 87 millimetres
Inscription CommentChenghua mark
Published PDF date : MingRoom 95 label text:
Cup with incised archaic design
The base of this cup is marked with an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark in underglaze blue.
This mark was applied as a sign of quality as Chenghua period (AD 1465–87) porcelains were regarded as some of the finest produced at Jingdezhen. However the shape of this cup was really popularised in the seventeenth century and did not exist in the mid-fifteenth century.
Porcelain with incised decoration, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
Margaret Medley 1975 records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39389
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