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    Sale 13753

    Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 810

    A WHITE-GLAZED CUP STAND

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) OR EARLIER

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    A WHITE-GLAZED CUP STAND
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) OR EARLIER
    The stand is finely potted with a cup with rounded sides set in the center of a dish-shaped flange raised on a spreading pedestal foot, and is covered in a creamy white glaze.
    3 3/8 in. (8.3 cm.) high


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    The function of the cup stand is very similar to that of a saucer. As the steaming cups and bowls of tea have no handles, they are placed on stands when served or passed around, so as not to burn the fingers. In addition, they had a decorative purpose and were used as part of the presentation of the tea ceremony.

    Delicately potted cups and stands of this type were a very popular product of the Jingdezhen kilns during the Song dynasty and have been excavated from a number of Song dynasty tombs.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.