Lot 214. A pair of famille-rose 'deer' winecups, Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Diameter 2 3/8 in., 6.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's.
each thinly potted, enameled on the exterior with two deer, one with recumbent white-spotted brown deer and yellow deer, the other with standing white-spotted brown deer and recumbent aubergine deer, with scattered sprigs of lingzhi and ruby-colored bats above, each with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2).
Provenance: Christie's Swire Hong Kong, 1st-3rd May 1994, lot 671.