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Blue-and-white tea cup with abstract floral design (1 of 5)


Artwork Details

Blue-and-white tea cup with abstract floral design (1 of 5)
15th century - 16th century
porcellaneous stoneware with blue and white glaze
1 7/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. ( 4.8 cm x 9.2 cm x 9.2 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

 During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the blue and white ware industry became increasingly important because at this time, blue and white porcelain was not only known within the borders of China, it was also welcomed in the international trade market, initiating its imitation throughout Asia. In current times, blue and white wares are common in daily life in forms ranging from dinner sets to vases.

Physical Description:

A petite cup with an abstract floral design in blue, white, and gold covering the outside of the cup and inside rim. The outside rim is gold and slightly everted. It has a large foot with blue stripes.

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