An Yixing stoneware 'justice' cup, gongdaobei Late Qing dynasty
Lot 514
An Yixing stoneware 'justice' cup, gongdaobei Late Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 13,125 (US$ 1,691) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
An Yixing stoneware 'justice' cup, gongdaobei
Late Qing dynasty
Finely moulded in the form of a lotus leaf supported on three seed feet, the interior with a figure of a laughing child holding a peach, with hair tied up and wearing loose robes.
10.4cm long.

Footnotes

  • For a 'justice cup' sold at auction, see the example from Part I of this collection, sold in these rooms, 28 November 2011, lot 213.

    清晚期 紫泥公道杯

    杯紫栗色,以荷葉成半球形杯身,三粒蓮子作足,杯中央立一小童,身著開襟長褂,手捧仙桃,喜笑顏開,小童足部有一小孔,當杯內茶酒過剩時便會自動從杯底小孔排除。

    另一件類似的紫泥公道杯曾在香港邦瀚斯《好善簃藏宜興紫砂》第一部分拍出,兩杯均有自動從底部溢出超過置於杯中小童的功能,但前者相對本件公道杯工藝更為複雜。
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