AN UNDERGLAZE-RED AND BLUE CUPSTAND
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
the deep round hollow bowl with an incurved rim, painted in underglaze red with a row of pendant pomegranates extending from a band of blue trefoils and key-fret around the mouth, collared by a broad flat dish painted with four sprays of fruiting blossoms, the flowers picked out in red, the underside with six florets on stylised foliage, all supported on a slightly flared foot skirted with overlapping arches each containing a red trefoil, the inner foot inscribed with a six-character horizontal reign mark
17 cm., 6 3/4 in.
Christie's Hong Kong, 31st March 1992, lot 644 (one of a pair).