27 May 2008
A FINE DOUCAI 'ANBAXIAN' OGEE DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted and enamelled to the central medallion on the interior with a full-faced flower-head encircled by four peaches and stylised lotus-blossom scrolls, the rounded flaring rim with the Eight Daoist Emblems, anbaxian, tied to flower sprays with fluttering ribbons, the exterior with exotic blooms on a foliate scroll above a band of colourful ruyi heads around the foot
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. box
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Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 8 October 1990, lot 507.
A Qianlong dish of this pattern was included in Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, 1977, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 83.
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