Longshan culture, 3rd millennium B.C.
The thinly potted stemcup is raised on a tall hollow stem pierced with five rows of vertical slits above the low domed base.
The eggshell-thin earthenware has a burnished surface
Height 20,6 cm
The present example is extremely finely potted and has particularly fine pierced decoration.
Five related stemcups of varying sizes are illustrated by Liu Liang-yu, A Survey of Chinese Ceramics, vol I, pp. 52 and 53
For similar stemcups see also Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Three (1), Nos 1058-1061 and 1063
來源: Sotheby’s London, 7th December 1993, Lot 11
Collection of Mr Robert Suermont, Netherlands