Chinese high heel cup

Feb 07, 2018. 13:29 UTC
Chinese high heel cup
Kah Hee
Singapore

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Procelain cup with the word 'Ministerial' written at the bottom, design of a double dragon and the word 'Inner Palace' is revealed when light is shone on it. Height of an average palm.

Provenance

Inherited

Answered within 1 day
Feb 08, 21:56 UTC
By Klaus

Fair Market Value

$500 - $1,000 USD

Insurance Value

$1,500 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a Yongle style sweet white glaze concealed dragon pair stem cup. The hidden blue white painting of two dragons and a flaming pearl concealed under the opaque glaze would be typical for the Yongle period. The Nei Fu ε†…εΊœ mark suggests that this cup was used in the imperial household. What I would find odd is the shape / outline of the cup, this could be a distortion of the camera lens or rightfully a doubt concerning the age of this cup. If it was an authentic piece of the Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424) it would be very expensive and you should definitely show it to a major auction house in your area. My estimate would be a very conservative one for a well done 20th century reproduction.

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