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Chinese ‘chicken cup’ offered in Canterbury

17 May 2012Written by Gabriel Berner

A 76-lot single-owner collection of Imperial Chinese porcelain, jade and ivories from the Ming and Qing dynasties is to be offered at The Canterbury Auctions Galleries’ two-day sale on May 22-23 in Kent.

Purchased by Mr and Mrs Evans in the late 1960s from the likes of Marchant, Spink and Moss, the collection has estimates ranging from around £100-30,000.

The sale's highlight is this 'chicken cup', a 3½ x 2in (9cm x 6cm) Chinese porcelain piece from the Yongzheng period.

Illustrated in Soame Jenyns's seminal work published in 1951, it is estimated at £20,000-30,000.

Contact 01227 763337.

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