About this object

A Ming dynasty porcelain stem cup decorated with a blue underglaze. The cup sits on a brass stand.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Tibetan; Manchu
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]; Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Jiangxi: Jingdezhen
  • Date made
    1573 - 1619
  • Materials
    Brass; Porcelain
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1904 - 1928
  • Measurements
    301 mm x 170 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: During the Xuande (1426-35 AD) period, the Chinese used stem cups mostly for ritual purposes. By the Chenghua (1465-87 AD) period, they were using them for alcohol, but never for tea. They are called quan bei, which can be translated as ‘toasting cups’, or more literally, ‘urging cups’.
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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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