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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINE CUPS
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINE CUPS

GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WINE CUPS
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
Each of deep bell shape, painted on both sides with vignettes of narcissus growing amidst blue rocks
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high, box (2)
Provenance
Christie's, London, 11 December 1989, lot 227.

Lot Essay

See the exhibition catalogue, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing: from the Kwan Collection, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, pp. 24 and 28, where S. Kwan records a 'winecup decorated in wucai with narcissus flowers' included in the production list of the Imperial kiln for the twenty-sixth year of the Guangxu reign (corresponding to 1900). This falls into one of the categories of porcelain produced for award presentations. See a similar pair of wine cups sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 15 May 1990, lot 271.

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