A Ming-Style Blue And White Stemcup. Daoguang Seal Mark And Period. Photo Sotheby's

the body with deep flaring sides rising to an everted rim, decorated on the exterior with Tibetan lança characters interspersed by lotus blooms borne on thin stems issuing curling leaves, the tall splayed foot decorated with jeweled tassels below a lotus-lappet band, the interior with a floral medallion, seal mark in underglaze blue in a line inside the foot. Diameter 5 3/4 in., 14.6 cm. Estimation: 8,000 - 12,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 37,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14th-15th November 1989, lot 238.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 11 sept. 2012, www.sothebys.com