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Tankard with Peony Scroll

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2cm); Diam. of rim: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. of foot: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 458
Despite the charming dragonfish handle, the shape of this tankard is not Chinese; it is based on Islamic metalwork, and was made for export.
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