Chinese blanc de Chine stem cup, the bowl with flared rim and single rib on a tall splayed foot, covered in a creamy glaze of slight pink tone.

4 1/2 inches, 11.4 cm high; 5 1/4 inches, 13.2 cm diameter.

Circa 1620-1640.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Professor E. T. Hall, no. 230, sold by Christie’s London, 7th June 2004, lot 108.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 94, p. 135.
  • Formerly in a Japanese private collection.
  • A similar example from the collection of Dr. Philip Wen-Chee Mao is illustrated by Laurence C. S. Tam in Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Min Chiu Society, 1977, no. 15, p. 122; another from the Hickley collection is illustrated by Rose Kerr and John Ayers in Blanc de Chine, Porcelain from Dehua, The Hickley Collection, no. 87, where the authors state “The piece is reminiscent of the large imperial porcelain stem cups such as the white wares made for the Emperor Yongle (1403=24 A.D.).”