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Stem-cup: C.5-1953

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




The cup has a wide ovoid bowl painted in red with a peony head and leaves on a green ground. The exterior has a broad band of red peonies and leaves symmetrically disposed on a green ground above a border of red false gadroons and red and green stiff leaves on the stem


History note: Bought from Sotheby's May 12th 1953, part of the R. C. Bruce Collection, by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Mentioned as being part of the D. Winkworth Collection

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Bought from Sotheby's by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.2 cm
Height: 11.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1953-05-28) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Ming Dynasty
16th Century
1500 - 1599

Materials used in production

green Ground colour
Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1953
Primary reference Number: 75384
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 December 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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