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Lot 174. A pair of famille-verte 'Lion' wine cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. © Sotheby's.

each cup delicately potted with steep sides rising to an everted rim, painted on the exterior with four striding lions, the interior with a single gilt-lion, jing zhi seal mark in underglaze blue within a square (2).

ProvenanceA gift to the current owner (Edger Wachenheim III) from Robert West, New York.

Note: Mr. West bequeathed the major part of his collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1950s.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013