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    • Carved Jade Cup
    • Carved Jade Cup
    Carved Jade Cup

    Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver; Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    15 March - 26 March, 2011

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    Carved Jade Cup

    Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 18th century

    The three boys at play carved around this charming cup may well illustrate the recurring theme of the desirability of male offspring.

    Maximum width: 12.4cm; Diameter of bowl: 9.7cm