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Cup Stand, between 1127 and 1279

  • Chinese

Wood with brown-black lacquer

  • Overall: 3 3/4 × 6 1/4 inches (9.5 × 15.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund


Inscribed with red lacquer, high stem: [character]

1979-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West. Exh. cat., Norton Museum of Art. West Palm Beach, FL, 2014, p. 132. Pitelka, Morgan. “Warriors, Tea, and Art in Premodern Japan.” Bulletin of the DIA 88, no. 1/4 (2014): pp. 22-23, 30-31 (fig. 6). You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 42; 54 (ill.); 127, cat. 53. Kwok, Zoe S. The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century. Exh. cat., Princeton University Art Museum. New Haven, 2019, p. 168-169 (cat. 39) (ill.).

Chinese, Cup Stand, between 1127 and 1279, wood with brown-black lacquer. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, 79.150.