28 October 2002,
Price realised HKD 71,700
HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000
A RARE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE SAUCERS
SHUNZHI FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1644-1661)
Each dish is painted in deep tones of blue with a central medallion with a qilin supporting books on a cloud, surrounded by four mythical beasts around the cavetto, the exterior with three detached sprays of prunus, pine and bamboo, all covered with a clear blue-tinged glaze (one with glaze flakes on rim)
5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) diam., box (2)
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Cf. a similar pair of dishes included in the Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981, illustrated in the Catalogue, p. 110.
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