3615
3615

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE DOUCAI 'SANDUO' CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
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3615

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE DOUCAI 'SANDUO' CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A FINE DOUCAI 'SANDUO' CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
delicately potted with conical sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, softly painted in bright enamels within underglaze-blue outlines, depicting three fruiting sprays of peach, finger citron and lychee forming the sanduo (Three abundances) on the exterior, the interior with a central medallion enclosing flowering and budding roses borne on curled thorny stems, all divided by double-line borders, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
7.2 cm, 2 7/8  in.
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Provenance

Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2007, lot 1495.

Catalogue Note

Other cups of this design are illustrated in Yeh Pei-lang [Ye Peilan], Beauty of Ceramics, vol. 6: Gems of the Doucai, Taipei, 1993, pl. 78; in Chinese Porcelain. The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 98; and in Julian Thompson, The Alan Chuang Collection of Chinese Porcelain, Hong Kong, 2009, cat. no. 49. Several other examples were sold in these rooms: a pair from the collection of Edward T. Chow, 19th May 1981, lot 561; another pair from the collection of Paul and Helen Bernat, 15th November 1988, lot 6; and a third pair from the Meiyintang collection, most recently, 8th October 2014, lot 3627.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong