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2006bc0199 jpg l

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Craig Clunas, 'Jade Carvers and their Customs in Ming China' in 'Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1985-86'. Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 41
collection_code
EAS
credit
Salting bequest
date_end
1600-12-31
date_start
1500-01-01
date_text
1500-1600 (made)
descriptive_line
Cup with dragon handles, nephrite jade with wooden stand, China, 1500-1600
dimensions
Length: 14.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
30139
label
Cup with dragon handles Ming dynasty 1500-1600 Carved nephrite jade Museum no. C.1812-1910 Salting Bequest [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:27:43.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:27:43.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 3
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved, with wooden stand
museum_number
C.1812&A-1910
museum_number_token
c18121910
object_number
O34977
object_type
Cup
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Whitish with brown markings. A straight-sided cup with low foot and three handles in the form of zhi dragons clambering at the rim; on the fourth side is a medallion in relief bearing the character shou ('longevity').
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC0199
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The two handles of this cup are in the form of dragons. The craftsman, keen to show off his skill, added a third dragon above the rim. This makes the cup more of a decorative piece than a vessel with a practical function.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
cup-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1600
year_start
1500