A RARE WUCAI ‘CHRYSANTHEMUM’ CUP

5348 A RARE WUCAI ‘CHRYSANTHEMUM’ CUP

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Size:D6.5cm

Signed and dated:Kangxi period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 1,600,000


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, finely potted with steep gently curved sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, delicately painted and enamelled with a flowering chrysanthemum emblamatic of autumn, 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.

A thousand fills of wine drunk in a plain white robe.
Throughout the whole life fragrant like a young woman.