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A FAMILLE-ROSE CUP
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the inverted bell-shaped body rising from a ribbed spreading foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with Shoulao offering a peach to a young boy held aloft by Fu Xing, with Lu Xing looking on, all divided by a two-column poem, all between iron-red bat bands at the rim and foot
10.5 cm, 4 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

The poem may be translated as follows:

In the heavens, the Three Terraces, On Earth, a first quality vessel.

A similar cup from the Bernat collection, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 15th November 1988, lot 37.

It is unusual to find famille-rose wares with these borders of red bats, which are more often found on 'birthday' plates, sometimes with Kangxi reign marks, decorated in white slip or gilding with shou characters or auspicious inscriptions and dragons.

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