A PAIR OF DOUCAI CHICKEN CUPS

5338 A PAIR OF DOUCAI CHICKEN CUPS

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Size:D7cm

Signed and dated:Xuantong period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 100,000


Xuantong Eight-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
The pair of ‘chicken’ cups are modelled after the Chenghua prototype, each finely potted with gently flared sides, painted around the exterior in bright translucent enamels fluently outlined in underglaze blue with three roosters, parading with his red crowned head lowered and his black tail feathers displayed, all amongst iron-red roses and Cockscombs growing by pierced craggy rocks in cobalt blue washes, the slightly recessed base inscribed in underglaze blue with an eight-character ‘Xuantonggengwu Yingxilouzhi’ which reads ‘Consigned by YingXi Terrance in the Gengwu year during Xuantong reign’ mark in regular script arranged in two columns enclosed within double circles.