Jue, tripod libation cup with single strap handle, moulded on the body with four floral panels between relief flanges, all on three feet with mask terminals and beneath a moulded key-fret band at the rim, covered in a cream glaze.

4 1/4 inches, 10.7 cm long.

Ming/ Qing dynasty, circa 1650.


  • From an important French collection.
  • Sold by Pierre Saqué, 12 Avenue George V, Paris, with label.
  • A similar pair is illustrated by Wang Qingzheng in Selected Ceramics from The Collection Mr. & Mrs J. M. Hu, Shanghai Museum, 1989, no. 30, p. 63; a further example in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is illustrated by John Ayers & Masahiko Sato in, Ceramic Art of the World, Volume 15, Ch’ing Dynasty, 1983, fig. 117, p. 218.



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