A rare small coral-ground cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

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Lot 867. A rare small coral-ground cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The cup has deep, slightly flaring sides rising from a small foot ring, and the exterior is covered with a deep coral enamel of even tone in contrast to the white interior.

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.  

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza