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Stem Cup with Dragon Pursuing Flaming Jewel

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June 30, 1300
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Art and Calligraphy
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Mongols 1206-1368

Stem Cup with Dragon Pursuing Flaming Jewel

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Stem Cup with Dragon Pursuing Flaming Jewel 1300s China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and molded decoration Diameter: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); Overall: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.) Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.169 DESCRIPTION The stem cup as a porcelain vessel shape was introduced to China by the Mongols from Northeast Asia when they ruled the country in the 14th century. PROVENANCE Purchased from Frank Caro, New York, check dated November 28, 1958. Ex. Coll. Geoffrey Stevenson, Boston. EXHIBITION HISTORY Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Ming Blue and White," 1949, no. 8. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), October 2-Nivember 23, 1968; also at Asia House, New York: January 16-March 2, 1969. The Cleveland Museum of Art, The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces of the Cleveland Museum of Art, June 30-September 5, 1982: no. 118. Cleveland Museum of Art, The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection, July 5-September 2, 1990: no. 25; The Metropolitan Museum of Art (10/28/2002 - 2/16/2003) and LACMA (4/13/2003 - 7/27/2003): "The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353", exh. cat no. 192, p285, fig. 18, p21. The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990). The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia 1256-1353. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (organizer) (October 28, 2002-February 16, 2003); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (April 13-July 27, 2003).

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