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Wine cup
Qing dynasty, Daoguang period 1821-1850

Medium
porcelain, enamel
Measurements
2.5 × 5.8 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
Inscription
incised and painted in red enamel on base (in Chinese characters) c.: (mark of Daoguang period)
Accession Number
2050.1-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Dr G.E. Morrison, 1921
Gallery location
Not on display
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.

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