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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

Physical description

Mug, porcelain, of bell-shaped form after an English model with fluted sides rounded below and spreading slightly at the lip, with spreading foot and loop handle, the butt in the shape of a ruyi head. Painted in famille rose enamels and gold, on either side with the arms of Cock, Argent a chevron sable between three wolves' heads erased gules, surmounted by the crest, an oak tree. On the face of the mug is painted a bird perched on a descending branch of prunus, and round the lip is a frieze of bamboo, chrysanthemum, prunus, and other flowers.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1780 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gold


Height: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Mug, porcelain, painted in famille rose enamels and gold with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign period, ca. 1780

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 407




Painted; Gilded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Bamboo; Ruyi; Chrysanthemum; Prunus; Bird; Wolf; Oak tree; Coat of arms


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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