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A BLUE AND WHITE WINE CUP
A BLUE AND WHITE WINE CUP

18TH CENTURY

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A BLUE AND WHITE WINE CUP
18TH CENTURY
Delicately potted with deep sides, the cup is decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene depicting Wang Xizhi resting on a willow tree, beside geese swimming in a lake. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base.
2 5/8 in. (6.2 cm.) diam., box

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The scene depicted is a reference to the 4th century calligrapher Wang Xizhi, whose famous style was inspired by the graceful motion of his swimming geese.

A small doucai cup decorated with the same scene, and also inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares in the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai, 1988, p. 260, pl. 168-1.

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