• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 434

    A RARE SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CUP

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

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    A RARE SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CUP
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    With thinly potted, deep rounded sides, delicately painted with a narrow band of linked ruyi scrolls above the ring foot
    2¼ in. (5.4 cm.) diam., wood stand, box


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    The same unusual underglaze blue border can be found above the foot of two other small wine cups, also with Kangxi marks, but of somewhat different shape. One not as deep and with its stand from the T.Y. Chao Collection sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 19 May 1987, lot 267; the other with sides flaring to an everted rim illustrated in The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 108.

    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION