Lot 1786. A pair of famille rose winecups, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 3/16 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
Each with deep flaring sides, delicately painted around the exterior with two pairs of tree shrews playing with clusters of melon.
Exhibited: Hong Kong,The Hong Kong O.C.S. Exhibition of Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, 1977, Catalogue no. 58.
Note: Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 May 1983, lot 576.
Christie's Hong Kong. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 27 May 2008