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Cup and saucer - Trumpeter's Service

Trumpeter's Service

  • Object:

    Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1437&A-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 8 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of porcelain, painted in overglaze enamels and gilded. Outside the cup and on the saucer, black ground with two black trumpeters. Borders of cresting in gold.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1740 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm cup, Diameter: 7 cm cup, Diameter: 11.7 cm saucer

Object history note

For teacup and saucer and a bowl of this pattern, see C.1438, 1439-1910. For a bottle with the same decoration, see C.49-1951. Apparently depicting Middle Eastern musicians, this design is known as 'Trumpeter's Service' and shows the taste for the "exotic East".

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer with decoration known as the 'Trumpeter's Service', painted in overglaze enamels and gilded, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), about 1740

Production Note

Brass players, overpainted in Europe. (inventory record)

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Musicians

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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