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An unusual celadon cup stand of foliate form. Early Ming Dynasty

Decorated at the centre with the character Fu for Happiness; the rim with an incised wave design surrounding flower-heads and other freely drawn motifs. 16.5cm (6½in) diameter. Sold for £4,800

Footnote: For a comparable stand in Celadon, see: Lovell's 'Jingdezhen Wares/The Yuan Evolution' No.163/page 167.

Bonhams. Chinese and other Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. Knightsbridge. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved