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Porcelain cup with a beehive-shaped insert attached inside with a hole at the top, the whole painted with overglazed famille rose enamel. The cup has curved sides, flared rim and low foot. The cup exterior is decorated with a painting of an official and two boys in a garden scene. The inset is painted with stylised cloud scrolls centred around the hole. The cup was possibly used as a water dropper.


cup (containers)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  cup (containers)
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  cup (containers)

China, East Asia; Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  China 
Date made
20th century
Additional date information
date made:  20th century 

Materials & techniques
porcelain; enamelling; glaze
Additional material & technique information
material: glaze (overall)
material: porcelain (overall)
technique: enamelling (overall)
overall: 84 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 84 mm

This item was possibly used as a water dropper.

Related subjects
association: Ceramics
related subject: Enamel
object name: cups (containers)
material: porcelain
technique: enamelling
material: glaze

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2017-03-30

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