A FINE AND UNUSUAL PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE CUPS
MARKS AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
each delicately potted with everted sides, a flared rim, and a slightly tapering foot, deftly painted in soft pastel tones with a mirror image design of lilies and pinks growing by rocks and one tall lily extending onto the interior, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a single ring
8.5 cm., 3 3/8 in.
Collection of H.M. Knight (died 1970), The Hague.
Oosterse Schatten. 4,000 Jaar Aziatische Kunst, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1954, cat. no. 369.
Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 963.