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12 avril 2024

Chinese Blue & White from the Collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi sold at Christie's NY, 22 march 2024

 

Lot 921. Property from the Collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi. A rare blue and white 'dragon' stem cup, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 9.9 cm diam., Japanese wood box. Price realised USD 40,320 (Estimate USD 12,000 – USD  18,000) © Christie’s 2024.

ProvenanceKitayama Fine Art, Tokyo.

Exhibited: On loan: Tokyo, Tokyo National Museum, September 2022-June 2023.

NoteA slightly larger stem cup (11.7 cm. high) of similar form and with similar decoration to that of the present example is in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing. The Palace Museum stem cup has an additional plantain leaf band in underglaze blue around the stem, and the dragon design on the interior is described by the authors as having been molded. The stem cup is published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 34 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (I), Hong Kong, 2000, p. 14, no. 12, where it is dated to the Yuan dynasty.

Two similar blue and white stem cups have previously been sold at Christie's: one at Christie’s Hong Kong, 24 October 1993, lot 718, and the other at Christie’s New York, 21 March 2002, lot 159. Both of these stem cups were purchased from Yamanaka & Co. Another blue and white stem cup from the collection of Stephen Junkunc, III, dated to the Yuan-early Ming dynasty, sold at Christie’s New York, 29 March 2006, lot 420.

 

Lot 923. Property from the Collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1620); 11.5 cm diam., Japanese wood box. Price realised USD 20,160 (Estimate USD 4,000 – USD  6,000) © Christie’s 2024.

 

Lot 922. Property from the Collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi. A set of six blue and white foliate bowls, Waqnli period (1573-1620); 14.5 cm diam. each, Japanese wood box. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 4,000 – USD  6,000) © Christie’s 2024.

ProvenanceSen Shu Tey, Tokyo.

 

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