Imperial Lidded Tankard
Size: H14.5cm including lid x 13cm x Dia 9.5cm x 56cL
The original artefact’s curvaceous profile, swirling cloud motif and dragon handles make a near seamless transition into a dignified tankard, just the thing for a frosty brew. The included lid helps keep contents toasty for those who prefer a warmer beverage. A classic combination, dragons paired with clouds emphasize the mythical creature’s life-sustaining powers.
Based on a cloisonné dragon handle censer with winding lotus pattern; Ming dynasty, Jingtai reign (1449-1457)
About the collection
A collaborative project with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum to reimagine its priceless collection of Chinese artworks and artefacts as objects for a contemporary lifestyle. Each piece carries the Museum’s logotype.