Lot 158. A famille-rose 'Mille-fleurs' cup, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Diameter 3 1/4 in., 8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. © Sotheby's.
of deep 'U' form with slightly flaring sides rising from a small foot, the exterior and foot delicately painted in enamels of magenta, yellow, green, lavender, iron-red and white with a colorful array of flowers including large clusters of chrysanthemum, surrounded by sprigs of camellia, iris, lotus, hydrangea, daylily and aster, all blooming against a ground of dense foliage below a gilt rim, the interior and base left white and with a six-character seal mark in iron red, wood stand (2).
Provenance: The Oriental Art Collector, Singapore, 1982.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 sept. 2018, 10:30 AM