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A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE DISHES
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A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE DISHES

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A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE DISHES QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each painted in the early Ming style with a central medallion of nine peaches suspended from gnarled leafy branches within a double circle, the exterior with a dense interwoven convolvulus scroll between double lines, all on a bright lemon-yellow ground 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. (2)
Provenance
Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 8th Bt., later 1st Baron Hesketh (1881-1944)
Literature
Rutland Gate 1918, p. 14, in the Front Drawing Room

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A similar pair from the T.Y Chao Collection was illustrated in Ch'ing Porcelain form the Wah Kwong Collection, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Catalogue, 1973, no. 45, later sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 March 1987, lot 316. For further examples, see one in the National Palace Musuem Collection, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, Hong Kong, 1968, pl. 29; another in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Greatest Collections, Kodansha Series, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, no. 247; and a blue and white example without the yellow enamel, illustrated by J. Ayers in Chinese Ceramics, The Koger Collection, London, 1985, no. 96.

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