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Lot 0042
Exquisite Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain high stem cup, with carved stand and original protective wooden box. Meticulous finish covers the delicate clay, showing silky smooth sheen on the glaze. Shallow porcelain bowl, with rounded cavetto rising to form the steep curvature, raised on a splayed countersunk tall foot base. The exterior hand-painted in DouCai design with alternating floral patterns swaying around a mythical carp. Banded with a fine ring under the rim and at the top and bottom of the porcelain column. Elegantly presented upon a carved hardwood stand. Fitted unto a egg-yolk yellow silk covered hard cushion, with red ribboned inner pedestal, set inside a protective wooden lidded box.

Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).


Mark on interior foot rim, a six blue underglaze script -KaiShu- characters reign mark, Made in The Years of ChengHua Reign Period of Great Ming.

Dimensions: Box: 10"H x 9-7/8"W x 9-3/8"Dia Vase: 4-7/8"H x 7"Dia.
Stand: 3-3/4"H

PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).


He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.

The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.

Condition

HAIRLINES ON THE RIM. Over all in very good Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.

The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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MING DOUCAI HIGH STEM BOWL IN PROTECTIVE BOX

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