Lot 507. A very rare Ge-glazed ear cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty or earlier; L. 11,6 cm. Estimate: € 30,000 - €50,000. Result: € 36,000. Courtesy Nagel.
Provenance: According to the previous owner collected by a family member around 1900 in China.
Exhibited and published: Hetjens Museum Diesseldorf 'Alle Farben Chinas', 2018, p. 79.
Cf. A similar ear cup with ge-glaze and inscribed poem by the Qianlong emperor is preserved in the collections of the Musée Guimet, Paris, no. MA 4236.
Coupe à oreille, règne de Qianlong (1736-1795). 11,5x 9 cm, Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA 4236. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier
Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020