A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' CUPS
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
清道光 粉彩彩蝶紋仰鐘盃一對 《大清道光年製》款
each with an inverted bell-shaped body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, brightly enamelled with fruiting pomegranate branches and three fluttering butterflies, the base with a six-character seal mark in iron-red
Diameter 7.5 and 7.5 cm, 3 and 3 in.
This pair of cups is in good condition, with the exception of some light wear to the surface and the decorations.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April 1991, lot 99.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27th April 1999, lot 471.