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Cup: O.54-1946

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

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

Notes

History note: Bought from Yamanaka, Jan 1918

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Width: 14.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

1500 - 1700

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.54-1946
Primary reference Number: 138815
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 October 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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