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A FINE DOUCAI ‘FLORAL MEDALLION’ WASHER
A FINE DOUCAI ‘FLORAL MEDALLION’ WASHER

YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A FINE DOUCAI ‘FLORAL MEDALLION’ WASHER
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The washer is finely potted with shallow flaring sides and upturned rim, exquisitely painted with a borderless composite floral medallion on the interior with five different flowerheads delicately enamelled in pale pastel colours within finely delineated underglaze-blue outlines, amidst foliage and iron-red buds, the underside with a collar of stylised multi-coloured petal motifs radiating from the foot ring.
6 1/16 in. (15.3 cm.) diam., box
Provenance
Sold at Christie’s New York, 2 December 1989, lot 380 (one of a pair)
K.Y. Ng, Hong Kong

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There are both marked and unmarked examples of washers of this type. Compare, for example, to a pair of Yongzheng-marked washers of almost identical design, form and size, from the Dr. James D. Thornton Collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2017, lot 2807, for HK$9,100,000. Compare also to a pair of unmarked examples sold at Christie’s London, 15 December 1983, lot 484.

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