• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1399

    A RARE PALE CAFE-AU-LAIT-GLAZED ANHUA-DECORATED BOWL

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

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    A RARE PALE CAFE-AU-LAIT-GLAZED ANHUA-DECORATED BOWL
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    Incised with a band of conjoined lotus petals supporting peaches alternating with bats and wan emblems below a ruyi band suspending tassels, covered inside and out with a glaze of creamy yellow tone
    5 5/8in. (14.4 cm.) diam.


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    No other bowl of this design appears to be published. There is a smaller Yongzheng-marked bowl (11.8 cm) covered inside and out with a similar buff-colored glaze but without any incised decoration, from the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 306, pl. 135. See, also, a slightly larger bowl (15.9 cm) with similar glaze, but different anhua decoration, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28 November 2005, lot 1307.

    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY