famille-verte libation cup

Kangxi period (1662-1722)

The cup is modelled after an archaic bronze form, yi, with an aubergine-glazed strap handle flanked by two well-modelled blue and green chilong. The sides are decorated with taotie masks in bright blue enamel on a stippled green ground below a diaper border. There are two further chilong applied below the lipped mouth.

11 cm wide


A Dutch private collection

Christie’s Amsterdam, 27 march 1985, lot 151

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