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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1739

    A MING IMPERIAL YELLOW-GLAZED DISH

    Price Realised  

    A MING IMPERIAL YELLOW-GLAZED DISH
    ZHENGDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521)

    With shallow rounded sides rising from a wedge-shaped foot, covered inside and out with a yellow glaze of rich egg-yolk tone, the base with a transparent glaze
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. box


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    Comparable Zhengde yellow-glazed dishes of this unusually large size include one which is illustrated in the Asia Society Handbook of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, p. 79 (lower right); and another from the Collection of Mrs. James Alsdorf, sold in these Rooms, 23 March 1993, lot 732. Dishes of smaller size are more commonly found, such as the example from the Eli Lilly Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art, illustrated in the Catalogue, 1983, no. 98; and another illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger Collection, London, 1985, no. 69.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTOR