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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND FINE WHITE-GLAZED 'LINGZHI' CUP YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
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113

PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND FINE WHITE-GLAZED 'LINGZHI' CUP YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND FINE WHITE-GLAZED 'LINGZHI' CUP YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
delicately potted, the steep, tapering sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior applied with exquisitely incised white-slip decoration of a delicately meandering stem issuing leafy sprays and four lingzhi heads wreathed by curling leaves, the recessed base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 1 3/4  in., 4.4 cm
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Provenance

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

Catalogue Note

Small cups of this type are extremely rare, this form more often having been decorated with anhua incised dragons or covered in lemon yellow or other enamels. For a dragon-decorated cup in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Geng Baochang, ed., Gugong Bowuyuan cang Qingdai yuyao ciqi [Porcelains from the Qing dynasty imperial kilns in the Palace Museum collection], Beijing, 2005, vol. I, part 2, pl. 8. See also a slightly larger pair of undecorated white cups from the Meiyintang Collection sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th April 2011, lot 26.

Important Chinese Art

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