16 September 1999
A Doucai Saucer Dish
Yongzheng Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue within a Double Circle and of the Period
The interior decorated with a medallion of five exotic blossoms in iron-red and yellow borne on a dense ground of leafy scrolling meander with pale lavender tendrils, the design repeated as a frieze on the exterior
7.15/16in. (20cm.) diam.
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Compare a pair of doucai dishes with a similar, dense design of shaded exotic flowerheads borne on leafy scroll, illustrated by Anthony du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, New Jersey, 1984, p. 243, no. 9.
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