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    Sale 2623

    Dowager Empress Cixi: Elegance of the Late Qing

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2206

    A PAIR OF TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CUPS

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    A PAIR OF TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE CUPS
    GUANGXU IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

    Each with gently flared straight sides, decorated in the famille rose palette with a bird perched on a wisteria branch, amidst blossoming rose branches, the flowering wisteria extending over the rim and continuing into the interior, all on a pale turquoise-ground, the mouth rim gilt and repeated above circular foot ring, the base bearing an iron-red reign mark
    3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam., box (2)


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    For a draft design of this complex pattern designed for a cup, where the branches continue and extend into the interior known as guoqianghua, see Guanyang Yuqi, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2007, p. 324, no. 105.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RONALD W. LONGSDORF


    Literature

    Ronald W. Longsdorf, 'Dayazhai Ware: Porcelains of the Empress Dowager', Orientations, March 1992, p. 54, fig. 22