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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 518

    A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS CUPS

    JIAQING SEAL MARKS IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS CUPS
    JIAQING SEAL MARKS IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
    Each with deep sides, decorated on the exterior with a dense allover pattern of various flowers below the gilded mouth rim
    2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm.) high, box (2)


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    The lovely mille fleurs, or wanhuajin (myriad flower brocade), design seen on these beautiful cups was developed in the Qianlong reign (1736-1795) and continued to be much admired at court during the reign of the Jiaqing emperor. The pattern is a masterpiece of design, interweaving the flowers to form a harmonious overall decoration.

    A pair of similarly decorated cups, also with enamel iron-red six-character Jiaqing marks, from the Edward T. Chow Collection was illustrated by C. and M. Beurdeley in La Ceramique Chinoise, Fribourg, 1974, no. 151. These were later sold by Sotheby's, Hong Kong, The Edward T. Chow Collection, Part One, 25 November 1980, lot 171.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION