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Wine cup
Qing dynasty, Daoguang period 1821-1850

porcelain, enamel
2.5 × 5.8 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
incised and painted in red enamel on base (in Chinese characters) c.: (mark of Daoguang period)
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Dr G.E. Morrison, 1921
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Porcelain, overglaze polychrome enamels on white on buff body. Rounded; carp leaping from stylized waves and dragon in scrolling clouds. It is believed that carp can turn into dragons. This change symbolises a student doing well in an examination.