A doucai 'floral' winecup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

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Lot 3194. A doucai 'floral' winecup, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 7.3 cm., 2 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

delicately potted, with flared sides supported on a short straight foot, finely decorated on the exterior with four roundels of chrysanthemums set against densely painted leaves and attendant buds, the petals in iron-red, yellow and puce, around cross-hatched stamens, divided by stylised pairs of lotus sprays alternating yellow and iron-red colours, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double squares.

ProvenanceCollection of George S. Palmer, New London, Connecticut.
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 12th & 13th March 1975, lot 453 (one of a pair)

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013