Lot 170. A doucai ‘lotus’ cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 9.6cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the curved flaring sides resting on a short foot, painted to the exterior with four iron-red lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy stems above a lappet band, the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a single lotus spray, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013.