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Lot 3105. A Hongzhou celadon cup and cupstand, Southern Dynasties (420-589); cup stand: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,478 - USD 10,365)Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016.

The cup stand is carved around the circular receptacle with a band of overlapping lotus petals. Both the cup and stand are applied with a clear, yellowish-green glaze with the exception of the bases, box.

Provenanceacquired in Taipei on 20 March 1988

NoteCompare to a similarly decorated and glazed cup and cup stand excavated in Jiangxi, also dating to the Southern Dynasties, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji: taoci, vol. 1Shanghai, 1988, pl. 220.

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall