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Stem cup: C.3-2005

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Hard-paste porcelain, thrown in two parts, and painted underglaze in blue. The glaze is good but quite close to Ying-qing. Circular bowl with curved sides, supported on a cylindrical foot. The stem is horizontally ridged. The bowl is decorated inside in the centre with a peony spray and a classic cloud scroll inside the lip. The outside is also decorated with a peony spray.

The stem cup came with a modern square box, covered with thin blue linen outside and lined with imperial yellow silk inside.


History note: By descent from the parents of Mr Liang Weiqiang, China, who gave it to the donor

Legal notes

Given by Peter H.M. Lai

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-01-31) by Peter H.M. Lai


Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), possibly, or later
Circa 1368 - 1644

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue Box Exterior composed of linen (material) Box Interior composed of silk (textile) Rim Diameter 11.35 cm
Box Height 10.6 cm Width 15.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-2005
Primary reference Number: 119025
Entry form number: 615
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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