• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1916

    A FINE DOUCAI WINE CUP

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE DOUCAI WINE CUP
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    With delicately potted deep sides rising from the small ring foot to the lipped rim, decorated on the exterior with two sages, one wearing iron-red robes and one in green and yellow, seated drinking wine beside an aubergine glazed jar, their young attendant approaching with a vessel, the reverse with sprays of chrysanthemum springing from angular rocks, all within pale underglaze-blue outlines and between single-blue lines around the mouth and foot, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua reign mark within double squares
    2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm.) diam, box


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    Provenance

    The Edward T. Chow Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 137


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FAR EASTERN COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    David Lin & Co., Qing Dynasty Polychrome Porcelains, Taipei, 2000, pl. 2