• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 358

    A SET OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW DISHES

    LATE MING DYNASTY, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF TEN BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW DISHES
    LATE MING DYNASTY, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    Each with slightly flared upright sides raised on a shallow foot ring, the interior painted with three long-tailed phoenixes in flight around a cloud motif, the center of the dish slightly concave conforming to the slightly convex base, with Longqing four-character reign marks
    7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box (10)


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    A dish of comparable size painted with the same decoration, and dated to the third quarter of the 16th century, is illustrated by J. Ayers and R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. II, London, 1986, p. 707, fig. 1212.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Asia prior to 1960.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION


    Post Lot Text

    See illustration of five