Stem Cup

Stem Cup

1426-1435

Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel decoration

Overall: 9 x 9.9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1957.60

Description

These two Ming imperial wares [1957.60 and 1957.61] are among the smallest, but most precious, of the museum's holdings in Chinese ceramics. Luminosity of glaze, freedom of drawing, and vibrancy of color are perfectly unified to fit the delicate shapes of these luxury items.

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