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A Pair Of Ming-Style Copper-Red 'Three Fish' Stemcups. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Sotheby's

each with rounded bowl rising to an everted rim, supported on a tall solid splayed foot with a flat unglazed base, the exterior in copper-red with the silhouettes of three evenly spaced fish, each inscribed on the interior with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, wood stands (4). Height 3 5/8 in., 9.2 cm. Estimation: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 37,500 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd-4th May 1994, lot 187.

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