The interior cast with a domed ring to the center with a flat well and everted rim. Brightly enameled against an intense imperial-blue ground with undulating lotus scrolls, the rim with leafy lingzhi bands on a white ground. The underside with further leafy lingzhi and blossom bands.
Weight: 209 grams
Dimensions: 17 cm diameter
Condition: Very good original condition with no restorations whatsoever, the bare bronze on the bottom with extensive wear to the coating, small dents to the gilt rims, the enameling with a few open bubbles, some minor manufacturing flaws including crazing, minuscule nibbling and old wear, overall as expected for an authentic Ming cloisonné piece
Provenance: Unite Kingdom private collection
Auction result comparison: FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Sotheby’s, 15 MAY 2013, LONDON, lot 262. (for a similar cup stand)