A rare cloisonné enamel quadrilobed cup and stand, 17th-18th century. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The cup is decorated on two sides with a blue shou character between two red bats flanked by foliate scroll and a pair of gilt dragon handles. The cup sits on a domed platform with a petal-lappet border in the center of the stand which is decorated with foliate scroll and an outer border of blue ruyi heads repeated on the everted rim between lotus sprays. Related decoration is on the underside of the rim and around the exterior, and the base is decorated with ‘prunus and cracked ice’ pattern surrounding a gilt square inscribed with a four-character mark, xi yun shan guan (‘mountain dwelling in the Western clouds’), within a square. Stand 7 1/8 in. (18 in.) wide. Lot 610. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000
Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., 1987.
Roger Keverne Ltd., London, 1998.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID B. PECK III
Exhibited: Spink & Son Ltd., The Minor Arts of China III, London, March – April 1987, cat. no. 99.
Christie’s. RIVERS OF COLOR: CLOISONNÉ ENAMELS FROM PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 18 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza