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    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 580

    A RARE IMPERIAL YELLOW-GLAZED ANHUA-DECORATED SAUCER DISH

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

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    A RARE IMPERIAL YELLOW-GLAZED ANHUA-DECORATED SAUCER DISH
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior lightly incised with a medallion of flowering stems of lotus, camellia, peony and chrysanthemum, the first two within a waisted border formed by two slender, leafy stems, with a band of composite foliate meander on the exterior, all under a glaze of deep egg yolk-yellow color
    5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.


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    It is rare to see anhua decoration on a yellow-glazed dish from this period, as generally they tend to be undecorated. For two yellow-glazed dishes incised with dragons, see one illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 37 - Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 50, pl. 45, and the other in the Percival David Foundation included in the illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Qing Monochrome Wares, London, 1989, no. B 502. See, also, the Jiajing turquoise-glazed dish incised with similar decoration from the Saint Louis Art Museum sold in these rooms, 30 March 2005, lot 345.

    Provenance

    Trocadero, Washington D.C., September 1983.


    Pre-Lot Text

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