Beaker

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the European market

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Date:
c. 1710

Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue and enamel decoration

Dimensions:
4 5/8 × 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 inches (11.7 × 7.9 × 7.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 290a, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1955-50-220

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Label:
While the decoration on this beaker, known in Europe as famille verte (green family), is based on that of Chinese porcelain of the Kangxi period (1662–1722), its shape is modeled on a European drinking vessel, perhaps one in glass that was shipped to China by European traders for the purpose of being copied in porcelain.


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