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Cup

Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1756 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Basil Ionides

  • Museum number:

    C.82-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painted on both the cup and the saucer is a rococo scrolled device with flowers incorporating an indecipherable circular monogram under which is inscribed the date 1756. To the left below, a European on a ladder is apparently laying bricks; surrounding this design on the saucer and the reverse side of the cup is a fanciful scrollwork basket in black and gold in which a pair of cornucopia and a cartouche with a draped figure reclining in a landscape are twice repeated.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1756 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

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Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, porcelain decorated with a figure on a ladder, Chinese, dated 1756

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Subjects depicted

Figure; Cartouche; Ladder; Cornucopia; Scroll-work

Categories

Porcelain; Household objects; Drinking

Collection

East Asia Collection

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