• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1905

    A PAIR OF YELLOW-ENAMELLED INCISED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISHES

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF YELLOW-ENAMELLED INCISED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISHES
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Each finely potted and incised on the interior medallion with an ascending dragon and a descending phoenix encircling a central Shou symbol amidst cloud-scrolls, the exterior decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems supported on floral sprays, covered throughout with a rich yellow glaze, the base with a transparent glaze
    5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam., stands, box
    (2)


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    A dish of this size and pattern in the Ohlmer Collection, Roemer Museum, Hildesheim, Germany, is illustrated in Chinesisches Porzellan, Mainz am Rhein, 1981, pl. 103; and a pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat collection was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 57; and another pair from Stephen Junkunc III collection was sold at Christie's New York, 18 September 2003, lot 358.

    Pre-Lot Text

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