28 October 2002,
Price realised HKD 179,250
HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000
A VERY FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' DISHES
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Each finely potted, the interior medallion painted with bamboo sprays growing out of crevices of angular rocks between flowering prunus and a gnarled pine tree, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', within a double circle border repeated on the everted rim, the exterior decorated with a lady seated on a terrace observing two boys at play in a garden beneath willow trees
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam. (2)
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Similar Qianlong-marked dishes of this popular theme are published, see S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, pl. XCV; Gulland, Chinese Porcelain, vol. II, no. 860; and Yeo and Martin, Chinese Blue and White Ceramics, pl. 163, no. 300.
Edward T. Chow Collection, Part I, sold in Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 123.
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