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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1716

    A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF SMALL LEMON-YELLOW ENAMELLED DISHES

    Price Realised  

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    A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF SMALL LEMON-YELLOW ENAMELLED DISHES
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Each finely potted with flat bases rising to shallow rounded sides from short foot, all under a brilliant even lemon yellow enamel
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) diam., Japanese box (2)


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    No other dishes of this very small size appear to have been published. Compare with slightly larger pairs of yellow-enamelled saucer-dishes in the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, vol. II, p. 216, nos. 140 and 141; a pair in the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated by M. Medley in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1973, nos. B543-4; another pair in the Baur Collection, illustrated by J. Ayres, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, pl. 130; a pair illustrated in An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, col. pl. 127; a pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection sold in Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 60; a pair from the E.T. Hall collection sold at Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 269; and a pair from the Jingguantang and Goldschmidt Collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 November 1996, lot 559.

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