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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 749

    A RARE LARGE YELLOW-ENAMELED MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE LARGE YELLOW-ENAMELED MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    The interior painted in Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a central ribbon-tied 'lotus bouquet' below a frieze of composite foliate scroll and a narrow band of classic scroll at the rim repeated on the exterior below a further band of composite foliate scroll and a narrow band of key fret at the rim, the main areas of decoration reserved on a ground of lemon-yellow enamel and the interior and exterior borders covered with a blue-green glaze, the base surrounding the reign mark also covered in yellow enamel
    15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) diam., stand


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    Compare two Qianlong-marked dishes of this pattern; one illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol. 2, p. 133, no. 763; the other included in the exhibition, Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 9 June - 2 August 1992, p. 275, no. 142. Compare, also, a pair of smaller (8½ in. diam) Yongzheng-marked dishes, also of the same pattern, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 31 October 2000, lot 889.

    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.