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Month cup: OC.116A-1946

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Month Cup (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue and red, aubergine, black and two green enamels with a flowering tree and a poem on the reverse.

Month Cup (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue and red, aubergine, black and two green enamels. Each is delicately potted, and of steeply flared form rising from a small straight foot. The interior has a scene representing the fifth month, showing a crab-apple tree in blossom, the trunk is in aubergine and the flowers are in iron-red, growing on a grassy bank indicated by minute dots of iron-red and black washed in translucent pale green enamel, flanked by ferns and vine-like plants. The reverse has a two-line poem of ten characters followed by a seal within a single square in underglaze blue.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.4 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Circa 1736 - Circa 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( underglaze blue and red, aubergine, black and two green)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.116A-1946
Primary reference Number: 77529
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 March 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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