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libation cup
  • China
  • libation cup, late 1600s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • dehua 德化 (blanc de chine) porcelain
  • Object Height/Width: 9 x 12.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1524

Porcelain "magnolia cup" of molded and applied construction. Covered with a light, creamy glaze over thick walls. White glaze has slightly rosy tint to it. No crackle in glaze. The base resembles a branch or a twig. Embossed design of plum blossom and lotus.