28 April 1997
A FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP
ENCIRCLED KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
Painted to one side with two clumps of flowering narcissus before rockwork and a single long stem with a red rose, representing the twelfth month, inscribed to the rear with a couplet chun feng nong yu lai qing zhou; ye yue ling bo shang dati (at the break of the day, the spring breeze caresses gently; by the light of the moon, the narcissus are like the waters that flow Heavenward), with a seal mark shang (appreciation) below
2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) diam., box
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A month cup with this decoration is illustrated in Wirgin, Kang-hsi Porcelain, pl. 27 a.
A complete set of twelve Kangxi-marked month cups from the Jingguantang Collection was sold in these Rooms, 3 November 1996, lot 585.
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