8 November 2005
A FAMILLE VERTE SAUCER-SHAPED DISH
UNDERGLAZE BLUE ENCIRCLED CHENGHUA SIX-CHARACTER MARK, KANGXI (1662-1722)
Finely and boldly decorated at the centre with a similar scene to the previous lot, but with a large butterfly in flight below the moon, the band at the border with four cartouches enclosing iron-red and green ruyi-shaped motifs alternating with similarly-coloured flower heads reserved on a seeded green ground with black small scrolls and foliage, the reverse undecorated
10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam.
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See footnote to Lot 69.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘