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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1883

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FINELY MOULDED DINGYAO DISH

    Price Realised  

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FINELY MOULDED DINGYAO DISH
    JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

    With slightly rounded sides rising from a low foot ring, crisply moulded on the interior with a chrysanthemum sprig medallion surrounded by a stylised lotus meander around the cavetto, beneath a keyfret border at the metal rim, moulded with the character Li below the rim, all covered in a warm creamy ivory glaze
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    It is rare to find a chrysanthemum stem as the central motif and its uncluttered conception on this dish is also noteworthy. The Li character located near the mouth rim is likely to denote a family name, either of the artisan or the person for whom the dish was commissioned, making the present dish a highly unique Dingyao example of its kind.