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南宋至元 銀鎏金花鳥紋茶盞及盞托
Tea bowl

Period:
Southern Song (1127–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Date:
13th–14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver with chased and punched decoration and gilding
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diam. of rim 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Diam. of base 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.33.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
Vessels such as these were used mainly for formal entertaining. It was likely to have been made in one of the cities along the lower reaches of the Yangzi River. The vessel has the same shape as contemporaneous works in porcelain and lacquer.
[ J. J. Lally & Co. , New York, until 1997; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill," September 10, 2002–February 9, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques"," February 18, 2006–October 31, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings," March 1, 2008–August 10, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change," August 21, 2010–January 9, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer," October 21, 2017–July 22, 2018.

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