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Chinese Glasses & Cups

Used for tea, religious ceremonies, and even for massage therapy, cups are a very important innovation in Chinese art history. Cups are traditionally made of glass, porcelain, silver, bronze, and bone. The earliest forms of cups were made out of bronze and were solely for ritual purposes.

Early bronze ritual cups were called "jue" or "gu." Both were used for drinking and pouring wine. Gu vessels are tall slender vessels, whereas jue are tripod vessels with a lip for pouring wine or spirits. Since the emergence of these bronze vessels, Chinese cups have been created for mass use due to the widespread consumption of tea.

Chinese teacups are usually very small and made out of porcelain. They are often painted with scenes of everyday life, or calming landscapes and flowering motifs... Read more

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An Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Cup with Lid

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A Longquan Celadon-Glazed 'Peony' Stemcup  Ming Dynasty

April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM HKT
Taipei, Taiwan

TWD50,000 (starting bid)

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A Carved Bamboo Root 'Pine' Cup  Qing Dynasty

April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM HKT
Taipei, Taiwan

TWD60,000 (starting bid)

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A WOODEN CARVING OF JUE CUP

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue And White Porcelain Tea Cup

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$750 (1 bid)

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Chinese Archaic Bronze Cup

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Pair Of Blue And White Copper Red Glaze Teacup

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Archaic Bronze Cup

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A HETIAN JADE CUP

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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PAIR QINGYUTANG MARK DOUCAI CUPS

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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PAIR DAQING YONGZHENG NIANZHI MARK DOUCAI CUPS

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE CUPS WITH DAOGUANG MARK

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Cup on Corroded Bronze Stand

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Chinese Guri Lacquer Cup Stand with Red Lines

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Pair Chinese Qing Dynasty B & W Teacups & Saucers

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Pr Chinese 19 C

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Cup on High Foot; Turquoise Inlay

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Archaic Jade Handled Cup & Cover

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Cloisonne Covered Cup;

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Set 4 Chinese Enameled Yixing Teacups and Plates

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Tang Style Blue Sancai Glazed Wine Cup

April 22, 2018, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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(67) CHINESE ROSE MEDALLION ASSEMBLED SERVICEWARE

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Austin, TX, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Chinese Small Agate Cup

April 22, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE] A QING STYLED ZITAN WILLOW-WOOD MADE CUP L:4.33

April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD400 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]  DRINKING CUP CARVED WITH PHOENIX PATTERN L:12

April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Cup

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Longquan Celadon-Glazed High Stem Cup

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese polychrome porcelain cup

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Rare DOUCAI Stem Cup, Mark CHENGHUA

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Famille Rose Cups,Yongzheng Mark

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Blue and White Porcelain Cup, Ming Dynasty Style

April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM PST
Diamond Bar, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Cup

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Chinese Porcelain Cups

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Famille Rose Porcelain Cups

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Dou-Cai Porcelain Cup

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Jian-Type Porcelain Cup

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Jian-Type Porcelain Cup

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Cups 

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Pair of Lacquer Color Porcelain Cups with Cover

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Cup

April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A beautiful Chinese famille rose tea cup

April 23, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese agate small cup and agate carved buffalo

April 23, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Loving Cup and cover, moulded and painted with floral

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM BST
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

£22 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 CUPS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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LOT OF CUPS AND SAUCERS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€40 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 CUPS AND SAUCERS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€20 (1 bid)

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LOT OF 2 CUPS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 CUPS AND SAUCERS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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CUP AND SAUCER

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 CUPS & SAUCERS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€280 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 4 CUPS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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SET OF 10 NESTING CUPS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€1,600 (starting bid)

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CARVED CARD CASE

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 6 CUPS

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€260 (starting bid)

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