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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RARE FINELY-PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'LANDSCAPE' CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A RARE FINELY-PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'LANDSCAPE' CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A RARE FINELY-PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'LANDSCAPE' CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
finely potted, of beaker form, supported on a tall straight foot, the steep, gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior superbly painted in shades of underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting a procession of bullock carts approaching the gates of a walled city, the surrounding landscape finely detailed with washy dots, with faint washes above suggesting the peaks of a mountain range in the background, all enclosed within double line borders, the interior with a circular medallion enclosing two huts within a landscape, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue  
Height 3 in., 7.6 cm 
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

This delicate cup is an outstanding example of the high level of skill of porcelain artists working at Jingdezhen during the Kangxi period. Despite the small surface of the cup, the craftsman has successfully evoked the depth of the landscape by skillfully using inky washes of underglaze blue in techniques reminiscent of ink painting. Another Kangxi mark and period cup of the same subject, possibly the pair to the present cup, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is illustrated in Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics. Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, Chicago, 1998, pl. 41. 

Important Chinese Art

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