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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 552

    A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE CUPS

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE CUPS
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Each with deep flared sides, finely painted on the exterior with an official surrounded by female attendants standing on a terrace beneath the moon, two attendants holding lanterns while a boy carries a cloth-wrapped qin, with a fruiting peach sprig in the center of the interior
    3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.