Description: A high footed stand for a teacup, made from a dark copper alloy, and possibly dipped in a brass or yellow metal gilt. The lip is deep and decorated with repoussé motifs that create an eight petal lotus, in each petal is a symbol of the Eight Immortals.
Place collected: Not recorded
Date collected: 1900 - 1945
Measurements: Overall: 45 mm x 116 mm; 1 3/4 in x 4 9/16 in
Note: Curator's note; This is possibly the stand for List of Curios A49: a blue and white porcelain cup. The stand is described as:
The cup is mounted in a stand of Chinese brass with lotus petals carved on its upper tier and round the sides. This stand is also old, though very much newer than the cup. Nowadays, such stands are usually made of silver.
There is also a note in the inventory which states that this item was collected in the 1920s, however this has not yet been established.
Written by Emma Martin
CB49 [Collector Number]