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Object Number: 89-13-105
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Vietnam (uncertain)
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 1400-1599
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1599
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989


Blue and white ceramic cup with greenish tint to glaze. On outside and inside in underglaze blue there are floral patterns and concentric circles. On the bottom in blue there are two chinese characters meaning "expensive". Raised foot rim. Incrustation on surface in small rows of brown cell-like units typical of ceramics found in the river at Ayutthaya. Probably 16th century, perhaps as early as 15th century. Ming.

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