A very large Chinese “blanc de Chine” libation cup. Kangxi period.
Libation cup “Blanc de Chine” with wavy rim and spreading foot. The sides are moulded with a prunus branch, a dragon pursuing a pearl and a ch’i-lin on one side, and a pine branch, crane, moon and tiger on the other. Porcelain of cold grayish-white tone.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 4.21 in. (10,7cm) / 7.79 in. (19,8 cm)
- Reference :
For an identical (exhibited at the Virginia Museum in 1981-1982), see Sotheby’s New York 30 january 1985, lot 38. It is illustrated by David Howard & John Ayers, China for the West, TI, p.103, no. 73.
Another example is in the Metropolitan Museum of New-York.