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Porcelain Wine-cup. Decorated in doucai style, with underglaze blue washes and outlines, and overglaze red, yellow, green, aubergine and dark brown enamels. Design on the exterior of fungus motifs alternating with segments of floral sprays. Pair with B708.
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Diameter: 74 millimetres
Height: 43 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735
Room 95 label text:
Doucai cup with linghzi fungus
Four 靈芝 (lingzhi ‘longevity fungi’) are painted in medallions in underglaze blue and in-filled in overglaze enamels around the outside of this small cup. Coloured enamels of the Chenghua period are lighter and more delicately applied than these. Archaeologists’ discovery of a rubbish heap of a large number of broken and rejected genuine Chenghua porcelains at the imperial kiln site at Jingdezhen revolutionised scholars’ knowledge of patterns and forms of doucai . This example was made in the eighteenth rather than the fifteenth century. It has a six-character Yongzheng mark in a double rectangle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels in doucai-style
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD 1723–1735
- On display (G95/dc31/sh7)
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