17 octobre 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

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Lot 3405. A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435. D 17cm H 11.3cm. Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD (USD 12,745 - 19,118)Sold Price: 2,478,000 HKD (USD 315,829)© Poly Auction Hong Kong

The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with a five-clawed dragons racing soaring sinuously amongst lotus scrolls. The interior is undecorated except for double lines at the mouth rim and a line of lanca characters below. The centre of the interior is inscribed with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark. The base is flat and unglazed, revealing the white biscuit body.

ProvenanceThe Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland.

Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 4, no. 1661.

Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Affection - Ming Ceramics from the Meiyintang and Distinguished Collection, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019


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