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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 663

    A RARE GRISAILLE AND PALE IRON-RED-DECORATED DEEP DISH

    DE CHENG ZHAI ZHI FOUR-CHARACTER HALL MARK IN IRON-RED, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE GRISAILLE AND PALE IRON-RED-DECORATED DEEP DISH
    DE CHENG ZHAI ZHI FOUR-CHARACTER HALL MARK IN IRON-RED, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Delicately decorated in a painterly technique in grisaille and shades of iron red with pavilions nestled in a mountainous landscape by a waterfall and meandering river, a scholar on a horse being led by a young attendant crossing a bridge in the foreground
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., stand


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    The inscription on the base of this dish, De Cheng Zhai zhi, may be translated as reading 'Made for the Studio of Virtue and Honesty', and appears on porcelains ranging in date from the Qianlong to the Daoguang reigns. A set of four Qianlong examples was sold in these rooms, 18 September 2003, lot 373.

    Provenance

    Acquired 1920-1948.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN OLD NEW YORK COLLECTION