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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 576

    TEN BLUE AND WHITE 'MONTH' CUPS

    19TH CENTURY

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    TEN BLUE AND WHITE 'MONTH' CUPS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each thinly potted and of bell shape, the sides delicately painted in underglaze blue on one side with a vignette representing one of the twelve months, with nine months represented and one month duplicated (tree peony), the reverse painted with a poetic inscription followed by a seal reading shang (reward), each with a Kangxi mark on the base
    2 9/16 in. (6.6 cm.) diam. (10)


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    Provenance

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