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Libation cup: OC.22 & A-1938

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Current Location: In storage

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Production: Unknown

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Libation cup and stand. Hard-paste porcelain painted in yellow, aubergine, green, iron-red and black enamels with three chilong dragons and applied in high relief with a chilong dragon handle.

Libation cup and stand. Hard-paste porcelain painted in yellow, aubergine, green, iron-red and black enamels. In the form of a rhinocerous horn cup, the trumpet-shaped body has widley flared sides of oval section. The exterior is boldly painted with three chilong dragons in aubergine, iron-red and yellow, clambering amongst flames, foliate scrolls and iron-red prunus flowerheads. Applied in high relief to form a handle on one side is a large yellow chilong dragon, its bifid tail is curled round the cup and its aubergine head is biting the rim with its front paws gripping hard to either side. The interior of the rim is encircled by a green overlapping wave border.

Notes

History note: Number T.82 in the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, according to which the piece was purchaed at Christies, 15.7.18., for £60.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Leonard Daneham Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.5 cm
Height: 8.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellow, aubergine, green, iron-red and black)
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Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glaze

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.22 & A-1938
Primary reference Number: 77642
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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