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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3344

    A FAMILLE VERTE 'ROSE' MONTH CUP

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A FAMILLE VERTE 'ROSE' MONTH CUP
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The cup is decorated to the exterior with roses growing beside a rock with three insects in flight. The reverse has an inscription which may be translated to 'unlike the myriad blossoms that flower and wither; the rose alone is perennially red', followed by a seal mark reading shang, 'appreciation'.
    2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.) diam., box


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    Provenance

    Sold at Christie's Paris, 21 December 2009, lot 345