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A Fine and Rare Kangxi Famille Verte Porcelain Month Cup

Kangxi Six Character Mark and of the Period. Finely Potted with Steep Sides, Painted with a Flowering and Fruiting Pomegranate Tree Among Flowers, Emblematic of the 5th Month.

The Reverse Painted in Underglaze Cobalt Blue with a Couplet by a Tang Dynasty (618-907) Poet ;
"Lu Se Zhu Lian Ying Xiang Feng Fen Bi Zhe".

'Its colour unfolds like the sun on pearl curtains, The breeze bears its fragrance in the shade of the white-washed wall'.

The Seal "Shang" means 'appreciation'.

For a Kangxi Famille Verte Month Cup See : Christie's New York, Fine Chinese ceramics and Works of Art, 22nd March 2007, Lot 364.

Famille Verte Cups Representing the 5th Month, Painted with a Pomegranate Tree are Particularly Rare, See : Sotheby's Fine Chinese Ceramics, 19th June 2002, Lot 45.

For a Another Kangxi of a Different Month See : Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 13th July 2005, Lot 253.

Provenance : Robert McPherson Antiques, Purchased 28th June 1995. The John Drew Collection.

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