A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 242. A doucai 'Chicken' cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 42,500 USD© Sotheby's.

finely potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a slightly everted rim, painted around the exterior with two crested cockerels between rockwork, each with a hen and small chicks, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 Sep 2017