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stem cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.492

  • Description

    Qingbai ware porcelain stem cup with lobed everted rim. The cup has a white body. There are four open-work panels in the cup are framed by relief work. Each of the panels has a different design, one is of two fish among waves, another is of an animal.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1320-1350
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 105 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 492

    Stem cup with applied decoration


    This porcelain stem cup is decorated with four open-work panels framed by relief work. Each of the panels has a different design, one is of two fish among waves, and another one is of an animal. The beading and openwork are typical Yuan dynasty techniques from Jingdezhen.


    Porcelain with applied, carved, incised decoration and qingbai glaze
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Yuan dynasty, about AD 1320–1350

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 69 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc16/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Sotheby, May 6, 1936, Lot 109, via Yamanaka for £39. Vernon Wethered Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.492

White Qingbai porcelain stem cup with lobed everted rim, decorated with open-work and relief designs.  The four open-work panels in the cup are framed by relief work.  Each of the panels has a different design, one is of two fish among waves, another is of an animal.

White Qingbai porcelain stem cup with lobed everted rim, decorated with open-work and relief designs. The four open-work panels in the cup are framed by relief work. Each of the panels has a different design, one is of two fish among waves, another is of an animal.

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