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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 214

    A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP

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

    Price Realised  

    A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP
    UNDERGLAZE-BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE-CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The deep thinly potted sides rising to a slightly everted rim, delicately painted representing the third month with a blossoming peach tree (taohua) growing from a grassy plane, the reverse with inscription Fenghua xinshe yan, shijie jiuchun nong, translating to 'The swallow returns when the blossoms sway in the breeze, the farmer returns to his field in this season late in Spring.'
    2 in. (5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN