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  • 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:


  • 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)


1756 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions


Descriptive line

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

Production Note




Subjects depicted

Figure; Cartouche; Ladder; Cornucopia; Scroll-work


Porcelain; Household objects; Drinking


East Asia Collection

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