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A LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND DISH

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A LARGE REVERSE-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND DISH ENCIRCLED YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD Decorated on both sides with white meandering branches of mallow-like floral sprays reserved against the deep powder-blue ground and detailed with fine slip-trailing, with fine lines encircling a central panel of floral sprays bordering the rim on the interior and exterior (two shallow rim chips and associated short hairline, interior polished) 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam., box
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Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Urban Council and the Min Chiu Society, Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, 1992, Catalogue, no. 133.

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An identical dish in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated by Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, revised edition, p. 246, no. 248. Cf. similar dishes, one from the Tokyo National Museum, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kadonsha Series, vol. 1, fig. 160; a pair is illustrated by Gullard, Chinese Porcelain, vol. II, nos. 665 and 666; a dish from the collection of Edward Kennedy sold in our New York Rooms, 2 December 1989, lot 370; and a dish sold in these Rooms, 28 April 1996, lot 54.

(US$8,000-10,000)

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