Cup with scholars in a landscapeOn display
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Decoration combining calligraphy and images was common on wares made for the Japanese market in the mid-1600s.
Cup with scholars in a landscape
Artist/makerYe Shaoweng (active 1200 - 1250) (author)
Date1620 - 1640
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, and red and green overglaze enamels
Dimensions8.2 cm (height)
10.2 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.1 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.