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The Vung Tau Cargo, "Small Cup" Chinese Kangxi, c. 1690

The Vung Tau Cargo, "Small Cup" Chinese Kangxi, c. 1690


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Small cup. Provenance: China. Vung Tau Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 7 and 8 April 1992. Dating: Kangxi period (1662-1722), 1690. A Fujian, blanc de Chine, small (tea)cup on a low footring with spreading sides and a flaring rim. Undecorated. The cup has the original Christie's "Vung Tau Cargo" sale lot label showing it has been one of 48 small cups sold in lot 509. On the inner wall the remains of the 2nd auction label that also had the lot number 509 and quantity number (48) referring to the total items sold in this lot. In total only 108 of these 60 mm (2.36 inch) small cups were sold divided over two lots; 508 (60 items) and 509 (48 items). Dimensions: Height: 34 mm (1.34 inch), Diameter: 60 mm (2.36 inch), Diameter of footring: 22 mm (0.87 inch). Condition: Two hairlines to the rim and a hairline sideways to the wall. Reference; C.J.A. Jörg / M. Flecker, Porcelain From The Vung Tau Wreck The Hallstrom excavation, UK 2001, pp.89-90, fig. 92.