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Wine cup

Wine cup

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with yellow enamel glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Julia C. Gulland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 4

Many new colours for porcelain were invented during the Yongzheng reign period (1723-1735), and several scholars have argued that was due to contributions from Jesuit missionaries working at the Chinese court. The very attractive yellow glaze on these wine cups is brighter than the standard 'imperial yellow'. It was produced by using a lead-antimony enamel which also contains zinc.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1723-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with yellow enamel glaze

Marks and inscriptions

Underglaze blue mark 'da qing yong zheng nian zhi' on base


Diameter: 10.1 cm


Drinking; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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