19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A DOUCAI SHALLOW DISH
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
With shallow rounded sides flaring outwards from an unglazed foot ring, the interior delicately painted in the center with a scene of two mandarin ducks swimming in a pond around a large lotus plant rising from the rippling water, the design repeated as a frieze on the exterior below a narrow band of six five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, all within line borders
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Compare the very similar example illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 38 - Wucai, Doucai, Beijing, 1999, no. 216.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.
International Academic Director Rosemary Scott peels back the layers of meaning in peonies, jasmine, morning glories and more
Why our specialist had to advise their owner to sit down before explaining what they might be worth
Top tips for collecting Song ceramics, from learning how to identify an original to displaying intricate works
Christie’s Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on two decades of living and working in Hong Kong — and why Ch..