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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR

A RARE WUCAI 'PRUNUS' MONTH CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3605

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR

A RARE WUCAI 'PRUNUS' MONTH CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A RARE WUCAI 'PRUNUS' MONTH CUP
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot and rising to a flared rim, one side rendered in the wucai palette, a prunus tree's two gnarled branches bearing white blossoms with yellow stamens and dark red calyxes, with some small shoots rising from the ground, a tall rock behind, a clump of narcissus and another low rock to one side, and a younger flowering tree on the other, representing the eleventh month, the reverse inscribed with a poem relating to the flowering tree in front, followed by the seal shang ('to appreciate'), the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

The poem on the present cup can be translated as follows:
       Simple beauty like a tree frozen with snow.
       Branches moving in the wind full of clear fragrance.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong