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.
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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
related subject: Enamel
object name: cups (containers)
- Record created 2000-01-22
- Record last updated 2017-03-30
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