15 September 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
A RARE RETICULATED BLUE AND WHITE 'COLD-PAINTED' CUP
The double-walled cylindrical cup is decorated on the reticulated diaper exterior with three recessed panels enclosing figures embellished with 'cold-painted' enamels and gilding. Fu lu shou ('good fortune, wealth, longevity') characters in flaming pearls are applied between the panels. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark.
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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