REFINED SPLENDOUR THE SI YUE TANG COLLECTION OF YUAN, MING AND QING PORCELAINS

5367 | Quan Dynasty A BLUE AND WHITE WITH MOULDED ‘DRAGON’ STEM-CUP

A BLUE AND WHITE WITH MOULDED ‘DRAGON’ STEM-CUP

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Size: D11cm

Signed and dated: Quan Dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 1,700,000



PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
· T.T.TSUI Collection.HK
Compared with similar examples decorated with ‘dragon’ or ‘phoenix’, see Chenyongzhi, Ceramics excavated from Jichenglu Relics in Inner Mongolia, Beijing, 2004, pl.46, and another three ‘phoenix’ stem cups, see ibid, pl.42-44; Another example excavated in the Wangxingzu Tomb, now in the Nanjing Museum, see Wang Qingzheng, Qinghuayoulihong, Hong Kong, 1993, pl.33. An example in the Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong, see Blue and White Porcelains of Yuan and Ming Dynasties from Jiangxi, Jiangxi Provincial Museum, Nanchang, 2002, no.15.
A similar example decorated with leafy ring around the foot rim, was from the collection in the Palace Museum, Beijing, published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (I), Shanghai, 2000, pl12. Another example in the British Museum, catalogued in Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pl1:24. Another example in the Meiyintang Collection, sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 9 October 2012, Lot 17