17 September 2015
A VERY RARE SMALL FAMILLE VERTE 'EGGSHELL' WINE CUP
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The cup is very thinly potted with steep sides and is painted around the exterior with a continuous scene of birds and butterflies amidst peony and magnolia growing around rocks, all on a pale green ground. The rim of the cup is encircled by narrow bands of yellow and purple enamel, and a diaper ground interrupted by reserved panels containing bamboo.
2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high, wood stand carved by Lai Loy
Property from the Lai Family Collection.
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