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Chinese jade cup carved with dragons

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An image of Cup/ Greyish jade cup resting on a tall footring. The handles are decorated with feline dragons in high relief. Incised on the footring the character yong, eternal. Jade cups in this form are very commonly seen in the late Ming dynasty. It is possible that this object has been treated to give the appearance of having been buried and of great age. Nephrite, height 6 cm, width 14.7 cm, 1500-1700. Chinese.

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Cup/ Greyish jade cup resting on a tall footring. The handles are decorated with feline dragons in high relief. Incised on the footring the character yong, eternal. Jade cups in this form are very commonly seen in the late Ming dynasty. It is possible that this object has been treated to give the appearance of having been buried and of great age. Nephrite, height 6 cm, width 14.7 cm, 1500-1700. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: O.54-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 656 pixels
  • Image width: 1023 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 97.69kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2008:01:12 11:53:42

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AD carved cup dragons feline Fitz_AA handled jade libation cup nephrite relief

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