Yixing ware cup - 909.74.6_1

909.74.6_1

Yixing ware cup

Medium:Wheel-thrown stoneware with enamel paints
Geography: Yixing Xian, Jiangsu province, China
Date: late 19th-beginning of 20th century AD
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
6.3 x 7.9 cm
Object number: 909.74.6
Credit Line: GIFT OF SIR EDMUND WALKER
Not on view
DescriptionGently spreading straight sides rounded in below to straight foot with flat base - interior wall of foot rounded to base; sides rounded to flat bottom on interior.  Buff stoneware peppered with black flecks; crackled white glaze on interior, and on base and interior wall of foot.  Painted decoration in sepia, tan and red pigments and opaque white enamel: flowering gnarled prunus tree and one sapling growing from grasses with small red sun overhead; thirty magpies - most perched, some in flight; continuity of scene broken by four-character vertical inscription with signature and seal.
Collection:
China
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