Chinese collection

Item LL 88
cover of item LL 88
interior of cup of item LL 88
mark on bottom of cup of item LL 88
saucer of item LL 88
bottom of saucer of item LL 88

Accession no: LL 88
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Egg-shell porcelain cup with cover and saucer
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.2 cm, D. 13.4 cm

Description: Egg-shell porcelain cup with cover and saucer, in a set of five (with LL 87, LL 6470, LL 6471 & LL 6472). On the cup are upright arched panels. In the centre is a European king and queen enthroned; and in the other panels, alternately, a praying figure with birds, and flowering plants. Beneath the rim is the inscription: ''L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST ETABL-JUS-AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS'' (Virtue's dominion stretches to the end of the world). It is a motto of Louis XIV. Cover and saucer to match, with foliage scrolls: four symbols outside. Mark of a fretted square underneath.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 148.