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A FAMILLE ROSE PINK-GROUND PAINTED ENAMEL CUP AND COVER
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A FAMILLE ROSE PINK-GROUND PAINTED ENAMEL CUP AND COVER

YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A FAMILLE ROSE PINK-GROUND PAINTED ENAMEL CUP AND COVER
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN BLACK ENAMEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The cover is brightly decorated with colourful peaches and gourds on leafy branches, below fu characters enclosed in yellow roundels, all reserved on a pale pink ground and surmounted by a rounded finial. The exterior of the cup is similarly decorated with peaches and gourds, supported on a short ring foot. The base is enamelled with a large peach bearing the four-character reign mark.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired in Taiwan in the early 2000s.
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Lot Essay

Gourds symbolise future generations, the character fu represents happiness, and peaches signify longevity; the combination of these images on this cup and cover thus provide the auspicious blessing wan dai fu shou, meaning 'may many generations enjoy happiness and longevity'.

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