"That's the outside o' the cup an' platter," she said knowingly.
Tsian Tang brought out a platter of red amber on which lay a carbuncle.
She held so fast by the fine polish of the outside of the cup and platter.
She could see well enough when she was trying to pick a choice morsel from the platter.
She picked up a platter and proceeded to wipe it, quite as a matter of course.