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A SMALL AGATE CUP AND CUP STAND
A SMALL AGATE CUP AND CUP STAND

SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

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A SMALL AGATE CUP AND CUP STAND
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
The cup is of circular shape with thinly carved rounded sides, supported on a short stepped foot of conforming shape. The stand is carved with a circular dish with gently curved sides, surrounding the raised platform in the centre that holds the cup, all above a tall slightly splayed foot.
4 1/4 in., (11 cm.) overall height
Provenance
A private collection, California, acquired in Japan prior to 1945

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Lot Essay

It is rare to find an agate vessel from the Song dynasty. Compare to an agate floral-lobed bowl from the Robert Ellsworth Collection, sold at Christie’s New York, 19 March 2015, lot 597; and an agate flower-form cup stand from the collection of Jacques and Galila Hollander, Belgium, sold at Christie’s Paris, 11 December 2013, lot 27.

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