A Stem Wine/Tea Lotus Flower-Shaped Cup, Qingbai Ware, Song Dynasty (960 – 1279)

ITEM CODE: S302620

Qingbai cup stands with pierced trefoil motifs first appeared in the eleventh century. Similar type of thinly potted porcelain cup and stand can be seen in Song dynasty (960-1279) paintings illustrating banquet scenes. Intended for elegant dining, these vessels should be seen in the context of other Qingbai tableware such as the bowls, ewers, and saucers shown here. 17.2 cm high

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