A rare 'Xing' lotus-form cup stand

Lot 29. A rare 'Xing' lotus-form cup stand. Five dynastiesEstimate 30,000-40,000 USD. UnsoldPhoto Sotheby's

finely potted, the curved sides of the stand rising from a short spreading foot to a lotus  petal-shaped collar with foliate rim, the interior with a tall cylindrical cup holder everting to a straight slightly undulating rim, with three shaped apertures, covered overall in a creamywhite glaze, the foot ring and base unglazed revealing the white body. Diameter 6 1/2 in., 16. 5 cm. Estimate 30,000-40,000 USD

NOTE: A 'Xing' cupstand of slightly different form was sold in our London rooms, 14th May 2008, lot 224.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 20 Mar 2012