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

Made in China, Asia

c. 1710

Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue and enamel decoration

4 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (11.7 x 7.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

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

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

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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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