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21 mars 2020

A fine famille verte wine-cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)


Lot 3425. A fine famille verte wine-cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The delicately potted flared sides are well painted with a couple seated on a painting table watching a pair of amorous fowl, next to a willow tree under billowing clouds. The recessed base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, stand, box.

Provenance: Estate of Dr. Ip Yee
Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 November 1984, lot 220.

Exhibited: Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, 1977, no. 40.

NoteCompare to a similar famille verte cup of the same form and painted with a related scene, included in the Exhibition of Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, Hong Kong, 1973, Catalogue, no.95; and another sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 November 1984, lot 399.

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