30 March 2005
Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS CUPS
JIAQING SEAL MARKS IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
Each with deep sides decorated on the exterior with a dense pattern of various flowers below the gilded mouth rim
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam. (2)
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Compare a slightly larger mille fleurs cup with Jiaqing mark and gilt-metal cover in the Edward T. Chow Collection, illustrated in The Chinese Collector Through the Centuries, Switzerland, 1966, p. 236, no. 80.
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