19 March 2008
AN UNUSUAL SMALL SKY-BLUE CRACKLE-GLAZED HEXAGONAL DISH
QIANLONG YU WAN FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED MARK AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Stoutly potted with shallow flared sides, covered overall with a thick sky-blue glaze suffused with a fine network of black ('iron wire') crackle which also covers the base where the mark is inscribed, the hexagonal foot unglazed to expose the dark brown ware
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) across, box
Edward T. Chow.
M.C. Wang Collection, China, formed through the 1940s, and thence by descent to the present owners.
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H.D. Ling and E.T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Hall of Leisurely Pastime, vol. II, no. 74.
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