• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 268

    A VERY RARE EARLY MING SMALL MILK-WHITE-GLAZED DISH

    XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)

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    A VERY RARE EARLY MING SMALL MILK-WHITE-GLAZED DISH
    XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)
    Evenly potted with curved sides and a gently flaring rim, standing on a slightly undercut ring foot, covered in an even milk-white glaze on the interior and exterior, and over the base; and a Sotheby's London catalogue of 26 June 1973
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm. ) diam.


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    A similar white-glazed dish with incised Xuande mark and a yellow-glazed dish with underglaze blue Xuande mark, from the Jingguantang Collection were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 3 November 1996, lots 554 & 555 respectively.

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    Provenance

    R. E. R. Luff Will Trust; Sotheby's London, 26 June 1973, lot 27.