• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE 'DICE' BOWL

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)

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    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE 'DICE' BOWL
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
    The strongly potted bowl is well painted around the exterior with an undulating stem bearing six flower-heads, the foot edged with a band of classic scrolls, the rim with the reign mark within a rectangular cartouche reserved on a border of breaking waves, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaped and piled' effect
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diam.


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    The thick potting and style of decoration of this bowl are inspired by Xuande prototypes, such as the bowl decorated with a frieze of lotus scroll set below a Xuande mark written in a line, all between detached clouds around the foot and at the rim, in the National Palace Museum, illustrated in the Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Selected Hsüan-te Imperial Porcelains of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 1998, pp. 140-1, no. 43.

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