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36
AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE FOLIATE CUPSTAND
YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY-MID 14TH CENTURY
Estimate
1,600,0002,000,000
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36
AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE FOLIATE CUPSTAND
YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY-MID 14TH CENTURY
Estimate
1,600,0002,000,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains

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AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE FOLIATE CUPSTAND
YUAN DYNASTY, EARLY-MID 14TH CENTURY
of lobed octafoil form with a flat base and an everted rim, moulded in the centre with a raised eight-petal medallion corresponding to a recessed medallion of conforming shape on the underside, each rounded petal picked out with deep blue hatched lines, surrounded by radiating lappets enclosing trefoil-shaped clouds reserved in white on shaded hatching, and a 'classic' scroll encircling the rim, the exterior left plain, the base unglazed
16 cm., 6 1/4 in.
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Provenance

J.J. Lally & Co., New York.

Literature

Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 4, no. 1616.

Catalogue Note

This cup stand appears to be unique and no other example appears to be recorded with a raised petal collar or with shaded hatching as here used around the cloud motifs, which successfully conveys the impression of a relief design.

Although a number of Yuan cup stands with different designs are known, hardly any cups have come to light, which might have been used together with such stands. One small cup was apparently found together with a stand among the Yuan remains at Luomaqiao, Jingdezhen; both were included in the exhibition Ceramic Finds from Jingdezhen Kilns (10th-17th Century), Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1992, cat. no. 163.

The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains

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Hong Kong