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A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CUPS AND STANDS
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A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CUPS AND STANDS

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A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CUPS AND STANDS YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each cup finely potted with steep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the stands with shallow stepped sides and flaring rim, each centred with a raised collar to form a receptacle for the cup, delicately enamelled throughout with scattered butterflies, buds and blossoms The cups 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diam. The stands 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam., box, stand (4)

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Previously sold in these Rooms, 26 June 1989, lot 742.

Sets of cups and stands of this design are very rare, with only one other pair sold in our London Rooms, 27 November 1967, lot 11.

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