Yongzheng Period Coffee Cup #7769 sold
As with a lot of fine Yongzheng pieces – there is a lot of detail masterfully painted in a very small space – here is no exception with this charming handled cup painted in Famille Rose enamels with an elegant lady with a fan seated a fine table with what appears to be an unfurled scroll that she has been contemplating, her attention diverted by what we assume to be her small son who is carrying a ruyi scepter, his presence dwarfed by being sandwiched between two large vases, all as a large cat looks bemusedly out at the viewer. What did the rest of the tea set look like one wonders? The cup 2 5/8″ tall and dating to circa 1730, in very good condition. Coming to the Nelson Kline Collection from Marchant of London.