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    Sale 2623

    Dowager Empress Cixi: Elegance of the Late Qing

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2210

    A YELLOW-GROUND GRISAILLE DECORATED DISH

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    A YELLOW-GROUND GRISAILLE DECORATED DISH
    GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)

    The interior finely decorated in grisaille with bees in flight amidst peony, hibiscus and osmanthus sprays, inscribed in iron-red below the mouth rim with the characters, Dayazhai, beside the Tian Di Yi Jia Chun sealmark, all reserved on yellow-ground, the exterior decorated in the doucai palette with scrolling floral sprays, further decorated with gilt band encircling the rim and repeated above the ring foot, the base with an iron-red Yong Qing Chang Chun mark
    10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) diam.


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    A dish of this size and pattern in Beijing Palace Museum collection is illustrated in Guanyang Yuci, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2007, p. 158. The original sketch of a jardiniere of this pattern is illustrated, op. cit., p. 156, no. 29 (fig. 1).