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A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINECUPS
A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINECUPS

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A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINECUPS YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each delicately potted with deep flaring sides and finely decorated in 'boneless' style with an exotic butterfly in flight beside a large pink lotus blossom growing amidst lotus leaves, bud and multi-coloured millett 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high, stands, box (2)
Provenance
T. T. Tsui
Literature
Chinese Ceramics IV, Qing Dynasty, The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 150

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Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 299.

These winecups belong to a small group of finely potted cups decorated in the 'boneless' style, bearing four-character Yongzheng marks. Only one other pair with identical decoration to the present lot is known, sold in our New York Rooms, 23 October 1976, lot 304. Winecups from this group but enamelled with peonies, include a pair from the Edward T. Chow Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 592; and another pair from the McElney Collection, included in the Exhibition of Porcelain of the High Qing, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1983, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 86.

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