Cups with dragon handles appear in Qingbai porcelain of the Song and Yuan dynasties, and appear to have been produced concurrently with their jade counterparts into the Ming dynasty. For qingbai porcelain examples from the Yuan dynasty, see one from the Barlow collection and another from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, included in Stacey Pierson, ed., Qingbai Ware: Chinese Porcelain of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, London, 2002, pls 41 and 42.
Compare also a lobed jade cup with a dragon handle, with carved decoration to the sides, dated to the Song dynasty, from the Qing court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 111; and a circular libation cup with a chilong handle dated to the Yuan to early Ming dynasty, in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see Wen C. Fong and James C.Y. Watt, Possessing the Past, The National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1996, pl. 18.
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