19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 278,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
TEN BLUE AND WHITE 'MONTH' CUPS
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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Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.
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