18 June 2002
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE GREEN-GROUND CUPS
Iron-red Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-50)
Each with deep slightly rounded sides, the exteriors enamelled with stylised lotus flowers alternating with shou characters reserved on a lime green ground between bands of ruyi lappets around the rims and lotus petals around the base, the interiors turquoise
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam. (2)
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Compare a pair of similar cups sold in these Rooms, 14 December 1987, lot. 399
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Please note that one of the cups has a hairline crack approx. 3.6 cm long.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
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