• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 405

    A PAIR OF BLANC-DE-CHINE LEAF-FORM CUPS AND A CRAB-FORM WATER DROPPER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BLANC-DE-CHINE LEAF-FORM CUPS AND A CRAB-FORM WATER DROPPER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The pair of cups raised on leafy stem supports, with branch-form loop handles; the water dropper modeled as a crab on a lotus leaf, the glaze a milky white tone
    Cups 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) long, box, wood stands; dropper 6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide, box, wood stand (3)


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    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Exhibited

    The crab: An Exhibition of Te Hua Porcelain, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January - June 1975, no. 58.