16 March 2015
AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-GROUND WINE CUP
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
The deep, U-shaped cup is raised on a high, spreading foot and is covered overall in pale cobalt blue under a transparent glaze. The interior is decorated with a delicate scroll band beneath the rim.
2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.
The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot 252 (part lot).
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.
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Julia B. Curtis, “Transitionware Made Plain: A Wreck in the South China Sea,” Oriental Art, Volume XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1985, p. 164, fig. 4.
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