Lot 128. A lemon-yellow enamelled wine cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 27,020 - USD 40,530). Price realised GBP 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The thinly potted rounded sides rise from a short tapered ring foot. The exterior is evenly covered with a bright lemon-yellow enamel and the interior and base are applied with a transparent glaze.
Provenance: From a private collection in the UK.
Note: A pair of lemon-yellow-enamelled wine cups with Yongzheng marks sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 October 2003, lot 702; another pair in our London rooms, 4 November 2008, lot 195; another pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 59. A single cup from the collection of Dr. Ip Yee, was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1980, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 128. Another pair of yellow cups with four-character Yongzheng marks, in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, is illustrated by Jan Wirgin, Chinese Ceramics from the Axel and Nora Lundgren Bequest, 1978, pl. 59a, no. 79.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018. SALE 15487