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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    Germany (engraved)

  • Date:

    1662-1720 (made)
    1700-1725 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, with brown glaze, engraved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cup and saucer with engraved decoration on the outside (added in Europe, probably Germany ca. 1700-1725). Painted in blue; in the centre of each is a lake scene, within a circular compartment surrounded by four rosettes. The outside of the cup and rim of the saucer are covered with a brown glaze which has been ground away so as to form a pattern in white, of birds amid flowering stems.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
Germany (engraved)


1662-1720 (made)
1700-1725 (decorated)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, with brown glaze, engraved

Marks and inscriptions

emblem of a painting on base

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, painted in underglaze blue with pattern of lakes, birds and flowering stems, with brown glaze, China, 1662-1722. Glaze engraved in Germany, ca. 1700-725.




Blue and white and brown

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers; Lakes


Household objects; Porcelain; Drinking


East Asia Collection

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