A Pair of 'Wucai' 'Chicken' Cups. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's

each delicately potted with flaring sides and slightly everted rims resting on a countersunk base, painted on the exterior in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green, yellow and black with a cock and a hen among ornamental rockwork issuing flowers, tufts of grass and flying insects, the base with an apocryphal Kangxi mark (2). Diameter 2 3/4 in., 7 cm. Estimate 20,000-30,000 USD

Property From An Important Asian Collection

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York. 14 september 2011 www.sothebys.com