Previously sold in these Rooms, October 1995, lot 784A.
One of a pair of Yongzheng dishes of this size was included in the Kau Chi Society Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1981, Catalogue, no. 155, and the pair was sold in our London Rooms, 10-13 December 1982, lot 526. A similar Yongzheng-marked dish was sold in our New York Rooms, 3 December 1992, lot 339; and another from the collection of Mrs. James Alsdorf sold in these Rooms, 23 March 1993, lot 739.
The design of the lotus bouquet originates from the early Ming blue and white dishes, examples of which are illustrated in Ming & Ch'ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T. Y. Chao Family Foundation, Catalogue, pl. 4; in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, Special Exhibition of Early Ming Porcelain, Catalogue, fig. 39; and another from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey, pl. 397.