Lot 162. A pair of lemon-yellow-enamelled flared cups, Qianlong six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,424 - USD 15,636). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The cups have flared sides with a slightly everted rim and are supported on a ring foot. They are covered to the interior, exterior and base with a bright lemon-yellow enamel.
Provenance: Private English Collection, formerly in a private collection in France, most of which was purchased in Paris during the 1960s and 1970s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019