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Lot 0663
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE MING-STYLE MONTHS TEA BOWLS, LOT OF 12, comprising a complete set of twelve tea bowls with lightly everted upper rims, each painted with a flower symbolic of a different month of the year, and with various seals and written poems or odes that express the emotional element of that month, all with Ming period marks. Each with a carved wooden stand. 20th Century. 2" H, the teabowls, 1" H, the stands.
Provenance: Property of a New York private collector.
Catalogue Note: The months are symbolized as follows: Plum blossom (January), apricot blossom (February); peach blossom (March); tree peony (April); pomegranate (May); lotus (June); rose (July); osmanthus (August); chrysanthemum (September); cymbidium orchid (October); narcissus (November); and wintersweet (December).


Excellent condition but for the winter teabowl with a tiny over-painted nick to rim and the peony teabowl with a very shallow and small chip to rim.

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Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Apr 25, 2015