Lot 453. A blue and white European subject cup, cover, and stand, Kangxi period, circa 1690; 5 3/8 (13.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000. Price realised US$2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Each painted with the 'Queen Blanche' of France telling Louis XI, 'The Empire of Virtue stretches to the end of the world' (L'EMPIRE DE LA VERTU EST AB AU BOUT DE L'UNIVERS).
Provenance: With Charles Perry, Atlanta.
Literature: D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 173, no. 195 (the cover).
The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.
Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019