A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

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Lot 273. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

each with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior freely painted with phoenix amidst blossoms, the interior centered with a floral spray, the rim and foot with double-rings and the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle (2) - Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM