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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3352

    A DOUCAI 'ANBAXIAN' OGEE DISH

    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A DOUCAI 'ANBAXIAN' OGEE DISH
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The dish is painted and enamelled to the central medallion on the interior with a full-faced flower-head encircled by four peaches and stylised lotus-blossom scrolls, the rounded flaring rim with the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, tied to flower sprays with fluttering ribbons, the exterior with exotic blooms on a foliate scroll above a band of colourful ruyi heads around the foot.
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    Toguri Museum of Art
    Sold at Sotheby's London, 9 June 2004, lot 2 (one of a pair)


    Literature

    Chinese Ceramics in the Toguri Collection, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 160 (one of a pair)