Lot 253. A coral-glazed washer, Qing dynasty. Diameter 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
naturalistically modeled with steep everted sides rising to an irregularly undulating rim, resting on four tapered feet from which emerge lingzhi in high relief, applied overall with a deep and lustrous coral glaze, gilt four-character Qianlong mark, Japanese wood box (2).
Provenance: Acquired in Japan between 1947 and 1952 and thence by descent.
Note: Coral glazed washers are very rare. A coral-glazed, coral-form Qianlong dated washer of smaller size was sold at Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 660.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012