Lot 91: An elegant and scarce Ruby-back glazed porcelain cup
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Egg-shell body, on a thin, ring-shaped foot; finely painted with famille rose roses and another small flower at the inside; completely covered with a rich, pink enamel at the external part; white, glazed base. Three, tiny chips on the border. See a very similar sample, featuring the saucer, in hina GUARDIAN AUCTIONS CO. LTD; Series: Autumn Auction 2013; Session: Collection of Porcelain; lot. 5122.
Another, similar cup with saucer was sold at Christie's; SALE 3329 â€“ THE PAVILLON SALE-CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART; 7 October 2014, 22nd Floor, Hong Kong; lot. 184. Earlier sold at Christie's, SALE 2862 â€“ IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART; 1 June 2011, Hong Kong, Convention Hall; lot. 4018.
An identical cup with saucer belongs to the Ernest Grandidier Collection, MusÃ©e National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, lot number G 188.
dimensions: diameter 6.5 cm.