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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 712

    A RARE LARGE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH

    YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE LARGE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH
    YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425)
    The interior well painted with a flower scroll including hibiscus and peony, all borne on a slender continuous scrolling stem bearing the buds and leaf of each flower, below a frieze of composite foliate scroll in the deep, rounded well, and a band of leafy meander on the everted rim, with a further band of composite foliate scroll on the exterior, all within blue line borders and in underglaze blue of inky tone enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling', the base unglazed
    16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) diam.


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    A dish of the same size, shape and bearing the same decoration was excavated from the Yongle stratum of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in 1994; see Imperial Hongwu and Yongle Porcelain excavated at Jingdezhen, Chang Foundation, Taipei, 1996, pp. 152-3, no. 44. Another dish of the same size and decoration is in the Palace Museum, Beijing; see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (I), Hong Kong, 2000, p. 146, no. 138. For a third dish of the same type in the collection of the Percival David Foundation see Illustrated Catalogue of Underglaze Blue and Copper Red Decorated Porcelains, Percival David Foundation, London, 1976, no. A663.

    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION