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A RARE AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED SAUCER DISH

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A RARE AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED SAUCER DISH
YONGZHENG MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD

The shallow, rounded sides crisply incised on the exterior with a band of leafy, pomegranate meander, covered inside and out with a pale aubergine glaze of even tone--5¾in. (14.6cm.) diam., box

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A pale aubergine dish of this size and pattern is in the Brian S. McElney Collection, included in the exhibition, Porcelain of the High Qing, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Vancouver, B.C., 1983, Catalogue no. 55, and another in the Percival David Foundation is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, 1982, vol. 6, no. 254. Compare, also, a pair included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1980, Catalogue no. 120

In his discussion of a pair of aubergine-glazed dishes incised with the bajixiang, in the Baur Collection, Catalogue, vol. III, nos. A 476, 477, John Ayers notes that, "purple-brown" glazed wares, both plain and incised with designs, are mentioned in the "Yung Cheng List" of porcelains supplied to the Court
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