A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2930. A small blue and white ‘lotus’ stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 ½ in. (8.7 cm.) highEstimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981)Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  

The cup is decorated to the exterior of the sides with a lotus scroll below keyfret, the interior centre with a lotus bouquet beneath a honeycomb band around the rim. The hollow stem is painted on the exterior with pendent plaintain leaves below a classic scroll. The interior of the foot is unglazed, revealing the white body fired to an orange colour, box.

Christie's. An Important Collection Of Chinese Ceramics From A Private Collector, Hong Kong, 27 November 2019