3 November 2020
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A VERY RARE AND FINE FAMILLE ROSE 'CHICKEN' CUP
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER FANGGU SEAL MARK, WITH AN INSCRIPTION DATED TO BINGSHEN YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1776, AND OF THE PERIOD
The finely potted cup is decorated to the exterior with a cockerel standing on rocks observing a hen pecking on the ground between two chicks, all set amongst rocks, peonies and bamboo. The reverse is inscribed with a long peom followed by the Qianlong bing shen year, corresponding to 1776. The center of the interior is similarly decorated with a cockerel and hen within an iron-red bordered medallion.
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) diam.
Acquired in the German market in the 1970s.
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Compare to a cup of same decoration and size sold at Christie's Hong Kong, The Imperial Sale, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 29 April, 2002, lot 625.
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