19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A SET OF TEN COPPER-RED-GLAZED WINE CUPS
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND PROBABLY OF THE PERIOD
All with rounded sides rising from a small slightly tapered ring foot, the exteriors covered with a glaze of soft kidney bean-red color in contrast to the white interior
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. approximately, fitted box (10)
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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.
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