M5245

£4,250

Description

Chinese Blanc de Chine large oval wine cup of magnolia flower form on three short feet, incised with a ten-character two column poem, the reverse incised with a standing crane and qin, covered overall in a cream glaze.

5 ¼ inches, 13.3 cm wide; 3 ½ inches, 9 cm high.

Ming/Qing dynasty, circa 1645.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From an English private collection.
  • A similar slightly smaller cup with a five-character poem, also incised with a crane and qin, was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 121, p. 152, where the author notes, “Two similar cups, from the Hickley Collection, now at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, are illustrated by Rose Kerr & John Ayers in Blanc de Chine, Porcelain from Dehua, nos. 118 & 119, where the authors note that Donnelly refers to these cups as ‘crane and lyre’ cups, and are illustrated in Blanc de Chine, Porcelain of Tehua in Fukien, pl. 34A; a pair were included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 112, p. 147.” Another similar cup incised with a crane and qin, with a seven-character poem and a sealmark at the base, in the Gugong Collection, is illustrated by Dehua Wares Collected by the Palace Museum II, no. 219, pp. 484/5.

 

Condition

Excellent condition

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