A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND CUP
A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND CUP
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RONALD W. LONGSDORF
A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND CUP

TONGZHI FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)

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A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND CUP
TONGZHI FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
Decorated with magpies perched in and flying amidst prunus branches delicately painted on a soft lemon-yellow ground
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam., box

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For a discussion on this pattern, part of a significant group of porcelain produced for the celebration of the wedding of Cixi's son Zaichun, the Tongzhi Emperor, see R. Longsdorf, 'The Tongzhi Imperial Wedding Porcelain', Orientations, October, 1996, pp. 69-78, with vessels from this pattern illustrated as figs. 14, 33 and 34.

A similar cup was included in the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong, 13 August - 25 September 1983, and published in the Catalogue, p. 106, no. 99.
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