Lot 172 . A 'Cizhou' faceted stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.
the eight-sided cup flaring towards a lipped rim, each side with a molded and dark-brown and russet painted figure of an entertainer, the base with an impressed wave pattern above a band of dark-brown painted overlapping petals, all supported on a splayed foot, the interior inscribed ren at the base, all on an ivory-colored ground, Japanese wood box.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015, 02:00 PM