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A FINE SMALL DOUCAI SAUCER DISH
A FINE SMALL DOUCAI SAUCER DISH

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A FINE SMALL DOUCAI SAUCER DISH
Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)
With shallow rounded sides, the interior finely painted with a dragon leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below four multi-colored clouds in the well, the exterior with small clouds and flames above a band of wind-tossed green waves, all within double- line borders
4½in. (11.5cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

A slightly larger Yongzheng dish of this pattern is illustrated in The Wonders of the Potter's Palette: Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, no. 45. See, also, one from a pair of Yongzheng dishes of this size and pattern illustrated in Sotheby's Hong Kong: Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 199, no. 271, sold 30 April 1991, lot 120A.
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