Cup

1723-1735 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Brief Description
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)
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.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5.7cm
  • Height: 4cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
Mark of Chenghua period
Credit line
Given by Professor E. V. Lee
Object history
One of a pair of cups, FE.59&A-1982. The cups have a fitted, padded box covered with brocade.
Production
label
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
FE.59A-1982

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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