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南宋至元 銀鎏金花鳥紋茶盞及盞托
Tea bowl stand

Period:
Southern Song (1127–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Date:
late 13th–14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver with chased and punched decoration and gilding
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Diam. of rim 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Diam. of foot 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.33.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
Vessels such as this example were used mainly for upscale drinking parties or special occasions. Precious metal wares, such as gold and silver, often shared a design language with contemporaneous ceramic and lacquer wares.
[ 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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