Jade cup by Unknown Artist

Translucent white nephrite carved in shape of half a gourd with a curved handle terminating in mountain goat's head, and a lotus-petal base from which acanthus leaves radiate between the lobes of the gourd.


Details

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
6 x 18 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
1962
Vendor:
Spink & Son

Inscribed in Persian.

Provenance

Shah Jahan.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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