A famille verte 'Li Bai' wine cup Yongzheng
Lot 528
A rare famille verte 'Li Bai' wine cup Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
HK$ 700,000 - 900,000
US$ 90,000 - 120,000

Lot Details
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The Property of a Gentleman
A rare famille verte 'Li Bai' wine cup
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Rising from a hollowed foot, the flattened bottom with flared sides rising towards a gently lipped mouthrim, the exterior depicting a continuous scene of the poet lying in a relaxed pose on a bed and drinking wine, an attendant at the side serving him wine whilst the other preparing scrolls of papers for this calligraphy, all within a house with a sampan at one side and balustrade on the other, followed by four verses of kaishu inscription ending in a two-character painted mark, all finely enamelled in vivid tones of black, green, aubergine, red and yellow enamels, the base with six-character kaishu mark within double square borders in underglaze-blue.
10.6cm diam.

Footnotes

  • The inscription literally translates as:

    'Li Bai consumes ten urns of wine,
    and composes a hundred poems.
    Contented to live a life of the commoners,
    drinking and sleeping in the inn at Changan.
    The Emperor requests an audience with him,
    he was so drunk he refused to travel by boat.
    Proclaimed himself the God of Wine,
    he refuses to be summoned by anyone'.

    清雍正 五彩李白醉酒圖杯 青花雙方框「大清雍正年製」楷書款
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