• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1371

    A FINE PAIR OF SMALL BLUE AND WHITE WINE CUPS

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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    A FINE PAIR OF SMALL BLUE AND WHITE WINE CUPS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    Each cup thinly potted with flaring sides, painted on the exterior in soft blue tones in Chenghua-style with six flower-heads issuing from a continuous leafy stem, the interior with an enclosed radiating spear-head medallion below five sylized lotus flowers
    2¾ in. (7.1 cm.) diam., box (2)


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    An identical bowl in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, included in the exhibition, Capolavori Dalla Città: Qianlong e La Sua Corte, Museo del Corso, Rome, 20 November 2007 - 20 March 2008, p. 121, no. 56. See, also, a similar pair of cups in doucai decoration illustrated in Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration: Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain, Rosemary E. Scott, London, 1992, p. 129, no. 143.

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