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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of porcelain. Outside the cup and under the rim of the saucer are branches of plum-blossom, and small birds, painted on the biscuit in enamel colours reserved on a black ground. Inside the cup and on the saucer are four panels, each containing a plant growing among rocks with a bird or butterfly, surrounding a medallion in which is a stylised chrysanthemum, painted over the glaze in colours.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamel colours

Marks and inscriptions

A fungus in a double circle, in underglaze blue

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, porcelain painted in enamel colours; China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

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

Hobson, R. L. The wares of the Ming dynasty. London: Benn Brothers, limited, 1923, Pl. 33, p. 144.

Production Note





Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Medallions (ornament areas); Birds; Prunus blossoms; Butterflies; Rock; Plants; Chrysanthemum


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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