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Pair of blue-and-white bell-shaped cups with three rams and the sun
0176 ﹠0196
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Masterpiece

It is difficult to find a pair of chime-type cups.

History of the Object
Also known as "jinzhong cup" and "chime-type cup", cups of this shape of an inverted bell with a flared mouth were popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The design of three rams and the sun is a common motif to convey auspiciousness.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Porcelain 
Measurements
Width 16.4 cm. Height 10.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty 
Where it was made
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
16th Century; Jiajing period (1522-1566), Ming dynasty 
Function
Wine cup 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1957 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Museum
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Credit line
Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 

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