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Lot 159: Pair of Chinese Polychrome Painted Ivory CupsPlatinum House
March 18, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Pair of Chinese Polychrome Painted Ivory Cups
Yu Shuo, 18th century
Each set on a low foot rim, delicately painted with a panel of dragonfly and butterfly flying over multicolored blossoming flowers in a rocky landscape, each corner worked with a red bat, the reverse with a panel containing an inscription of minute characters. Height 2 inches, diameter 3 3/8 inches.
Minor circular age cracks to interior base and to area just above foot rim on exterior. Ivory has yellowed with age. Light and even pigment wear to exterior panels.
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