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Sotheby’s London: A rare wucai ‘month’ cup, Kangxi mark and period


finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, delicately enamelled around the exterior with a red-flowering peach tree with small blossoms among scant leaves, representing the third month, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem followed by a seal mark reading shang (appreciation), the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double circle

Diameter: 6.5 cm


T.Y. King, Jr., Hong Kong, 7th February 1965 (£125),

Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 15th November 1965 (£ 225).

Collection of Allan D. Pilkington.

Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 11th June 1969 (£375). 

Thence by family descent.

T.Y. King, Jr.,香港,1965年2月7日(£125)

Bluett & Sons Ltd.,倫敦,1965年11月15日(£225)

Collection of Allan D. Pilkington

Bluett & Sons Ltd.,倫敦,1969年6月11日(£375)


An important English private collection

Sold on behalf of an English private collector at Sotheby’s London on 6 November 2019, lot 149 for £112,500 (Estimate £20,000-30,000).


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