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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor E. V. Lee

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 3

Physical description

Cup, one of a pair, with rounded sides everting at the rim, and small foot inclined on the inside. Thin, translucent white porcelain with milky white glaze, and painted in blue outline with two qilin, having dragons' heads, wings, deer legs and cloven hooves. Their bodies are formed by a floral scroll, and each breathes a chrysanthemum spray out of its mouth. Above are cloud scrolls, and beneath sprays of magic fungus. Two shades of red, yellow, and green enamel are 'dovetailed' into the blue outlines.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1723-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of Chenghua period


Diameter: 5.7 cm, Height: 4 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of cups, FE.59&A-1982. The cups have a fitted, padded box covered with brocade.

Descriptive line

Cup, one of a pair, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in doucai style; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (with Chenghua mark)

Production Note





Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Magic fungus; Floral scrolls; Chrysanthemum; Cloud scrolls; Qilin


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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