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AN ENAMELLED BLACK-GROUND SAUCER DISH
AN ENAMELLED BLACK-GROUND SAUCER DISH

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

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AN ENAMELLED BLACK-GROUND SAUCER DISH
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
With shallow rounded sides, the exterior decorated with a frieze of composite foliate meander surrounded by small scrolling leaves, all reserved on a black ground above a narrow band of classic scroll on the foot
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.

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A pair of dishes of this design was included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition catalogue, An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1980, no. 131; while another pair was sold in these rooms, 3 December 1992, lot 336. A similar dish from the Wangxinglou Collection is illustrated in Imperial Perfection: The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors - Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, Hong Kong, 2004, pp. 98-9, no. 33; one in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr, Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, London, 1986, pl. 23; one in the Shanghai Museum is illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji; gongyi meishu bian, vol. 3, Beijing, 1988, p. 167, no. 202; and another from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, was sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 23.

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