Overall: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Anonymous Gift 1952.502
In the Qing dynasty, luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in nonofficial positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population also encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This cup with open-work interlacing dragons shows the creative mind of the skilled artisan who carved it from a round piece of jade.
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