Blue-and-white tea cup with abstracted floral designArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date19th centuryMedium & Supportporcellaneous stoneware with blue and white glazeDimensions
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 )Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject 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.
A petite cup with an abstract floral design in blue and white 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.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object Typetea cupAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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blue-and-white (ceramic glaze)