Lot 3273. A Korean celadon stoneware cup stand, Koryo dynasty, early 12th century; 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The cup stand is raised on a high, flared foot to an extended flange formed of eight petal-shaped lobes that encircles a central cup-form receptacle to hold a cup. It is covered in a light green celadon glaze with exception of the foot rim, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Christie's New York, 27 April 1994, lot 9
Christie's New York, 22 September 2004, lot 444.

NoteA comparable cup stand is illustrated by G. St. G. M. Compertz, Korean Celadon and Other Wares of the Koryo Period, London, 1963, fig. 3b

Christie'sImportant Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Including The Su Zhu An Collection of Inkstones) Hong Kong, 27 November 2013