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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 195

    A PAIR OF LEMON-YELLOW ENAMELLED 'BUBBLE' WINE-CUPS

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF LEMON-YELLOW ENAMELLED 'BUBBLE' WINE-CUPS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
    Each delicately potted with wide rounded sides rising from a short tapered ring foot, the exterior evenly covered with a bright lemon-yellow enamel, the interior and base applied with a transparent glaze
    2½ in. (6.3 cm.) diam. (2)


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    A pair of lemon-yellow-enamelled 'bubble' wine-cups of this type with Yongzheng marks sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 27 October 2003, lot 702; another pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, were sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 59; and a single cup from the collection of Dr. Ip Yee, was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1980, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 128. Another pair of yellow cups with four-character Yongzheng marks, in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, is illustrated by Jan Wirgin, Chinese Ceramics from the Axel and Nora Lundgren Bequest, 1978, pl. 59a, no. 79.

    Provenance

    E.G. Kostolany Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN