• 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 1370

    A RARE GROUP OF EIGHT BLUE AND WHITE LANCA-CHARACTER CUPS

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE GROUP OF EIGHT BLUE AND WHITE LANCA-CHARACTER CUPS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    With shallow rounded sides painted on the exterior with six lanca characters positioned above lotus sprigs, within single and double blue line borders
    3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam., fitted cloth stands and wood box (8)


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    These cups are based on Chenghua prototypes such as one in the Qing Court Collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II), Hong Kong, 2000, p. 35, no. 32, which is decorated with a line of lanca characters above a band of stylized lotus at the foot. A single Yongzheng-marked cup of this type and of the same size was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 May 2008, lot 1824.

    Provenance

    G.T. Marsh and Company, San Francisco, 1971.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION