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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1862-1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Marie Adeline Dumergue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 29

In the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Jingdezhen potters experimented with new forms and glazes, often with support from the emperors and state officials. Chinese porcelain was admired and collected all over the world. The tradition of inscribing the emperor's reign title on the wares continued. The colour scheme on this cup is typical of the Tongzhi reign period.

Physical description

Cup painted with overglaze colours on a yellow ground and gilt

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1862-1874 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'Da qing tong zhi nian zhi' on base


Diameter: 8.8 cm

Descriptive line

Porcelain cup with overglaze colours on a yellow ground and gilt, China, Jingdezhen, 1862-1874

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rose Kerr Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911' V&A, 1998, No.111

Labels and date

Cup with floral design
Tongzhi reign period

Porcelain painted in coloured enamels and gilt
Tongzhi mark on base
Jingdezhen kilns, south China

M.A. Dumergue Bequest
Museum no. C.84-1912 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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