Gilded Silver Cup with vinery and grass engraving

© Tang West Market Museum

The cup’s mouth is slightly wide with pointed lips, concave and arced belly, round bottom and a handle. The cup is entirely gilded. The inside of the cup is simple, while the outside is decorated with curling vinery and grapes, vividly reflecting the scenery of the countryside. The engraving is quite stylish making the cup a masterpiece of Tang Dynasty.

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