• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 398

    A PAIR OF PALE BLUE-GLAZED SAUCER DISHES

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF PALE BLUE-GLAZED SAUCER DISHES
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    Each with shallow sides flaring to a slightly everted rim, the exterior covered with a glaze of sky-blue color, the rim and interior white
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. (2)


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    A similarly sized Yongzheng dish with lavender-blue glaze and identical mark is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing periods in the Zhuyuentang Collection, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, p. 141, no. 73. Compare, also, a pair of Yongzheng dishes of slightly smaller size covered with what is described as a pale cobalt-blue glaze in the Percival David Foundation, included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochromes, London, 1973, section 6, nos. B 560 and 561. A similar pair was sold in these rooms, 24 March 2004, lot 244, and another pair of clair-de-lune dishes was sold in our London rooms, Chinese Monochrome Porcelains from the Collection of the late Professor E.T. Hall, C.B.E., 7 June 2004, lot 273. Other examples include a pair formerly from the Edward T. Chow Collection, sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 74, and a pair of smaller size (11.2 cm.) from the T.Y. Chao Collection, sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 105.

    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 20 September 2005, lot 363.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ