Cup and cover

Mounts by Affabel Partridge British

Not on view

The red-glazed ground of this cup was originally decorated with a finely-drawn gold decoration which has now largely worn off. This style of painting in gold on a colored ground was produced in China primarily for the Japanese market, where it was termed kinrande ("gold brocaded.") Queen Elizabeth I was presented with a similar mounted cup in 1582.

Cup and cover, Mounts by Affabel Partridge (British, active ca. 1551–1580), Porcelain, gilded silver, British, London mounts and Chinese porcelain

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