A RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘POMEGRANATE’ CUP

5346 A RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘POMEGRANATE’ CUP

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Size:D6.8cm

Signed and dated:Kangxi period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 1,000,000


Kangxi Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
· T.T.TSUI Collection. HK
This fine month cup belongs to the set of twelve floral month cups, which was first produced in the Kangxi Period, used as wine vessels. This cup is finely potted with steep gently curved sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, delicately painted with a flowering pomegranate in underglazed blue, the leafy plant amidst smaller flowers and rockwork, the reverse with a ten character poem in underglaze blue.The base writes in underglaze blue with a six-characters Kangxi mark within a circle.

The colour unfolds like the sun on pearl curtains.
The breeze bears the fragrance in the shade of the white-washed wall.