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Cup

Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir John Addis KCMG

  • Museum number:

    FE.35-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A small cup of rather tall, slender shape with straight sides rounded below and everted at the lip, which is thinly potted; thin footring. Painted under the crazed glaze is a band of leafy 'classic scroll' with chevron-and-floret border below the lip and sketchy 'lotus panels' round the foot.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm, Diameter: 4.8 cm

Object history note

The group of objects (FE.3 to 105-1975) were all acquired by Sir John Addis during his stay in Manila as British Ambassador, ca. 1965-70, and are purportedly from excavations there. See papers published at the Manila Trade Pottery Seminiar, 1968, here noted; also Locsin, L & C, Oriental Ceramics discovered in the Philippines, Rutland & Tokyo 1968; and Addis, J. M. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 1967-69 London : The Society, pp. 17-36.

Descriptive line

Cup, porcelain painted in underglaze blue; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Chevrons; Fleurons (motifs); Lotus petal; Scrollwork

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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