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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Cup

8th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cup of pinkish buff earthenware with a brown glaze on the exterior surface and a green glaze on the interior. The cup is of bell-shape, with everted rim, and stands on a small solid footrim with a slightly concave base. The exterior is ornamented with four bands of a series of impressed concentric circle motifs, which diminish in diameter towards the base and separated by simple incised lines.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware with impressed decoration under coloured lead glazes
Brief Description
Cup, earthenware with impressed decoration under coloured lead glazes; China, Tang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description
Cup of pinkish buff earthenware with a brown glaze on the exterior surface and a green glaze on the interior. The cup is of bell-shape, with everted rim, and stands on a small solid footrim with a slightly concave base. The exterior is ornamented with four bands of a series of impressed concentric circle motifs, which diminish in diameter towards the base and separated by simple incised lines.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.6cm
  • Diameter: 7cm
Styles
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs B. Z. Seligman
Production
Label
Bibliographic References
  • Ayers, John G. Chinese and Korean pottery and porcelain, Seligman collection of Oriental art, London : Lund Humphries, Vol. II, 1964, D55, pl. XXII.
  • The Seligman Collection of Oriental Art : Chinese, central Asian and Luristan bronzes, Chinese jades and sculptures, Chinese and Korean ceramics, London : Arts Council of Great Britain, 1966193
Collection
Accession Number
FE.162-1974

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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