01 mars 2020

A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' winecups, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

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Lot 1878. A fine pair of doucai 'sanduo' winecups, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 2,660,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2010. 

Each of thinly potted conical form supported on a short foot, delicately enamelled on the exterior with fruiting sprigs of peach, finger citrus, and lychee forming the sanduo, in tones of lemon-yellow, two shades of green, russet and iron-red within underglaze-blue borders, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a flowering rose on a curled thorny stem, box.

Note: A single winecup was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2007, lot 1495. Compare with a pair of cups also with Yongzheng marks illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 98; a pair from the E.T. Chow collection most recently sold at Christie's Hong Kong 1 December 2009, lot 1920; and another pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November, 1988, lot 6.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2010, Hong Kong 


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