A Coral-Red Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period - Photo Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flared rim, overglazed with an iron-red enamel of warm tone on the interior and exterior, the domed base left white and covered with a transparent glaze slightly tinged to blue; 11.3 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimation: 350,000 - 450,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: Collection of Lord Cunliffe.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 17th May 1988, lot 6.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 30th April 1991, lot 28.

LITTERATURE: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 702.

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: This iron-derived coral-red glaze was very rarely used on its own as a monochrome glaze colour, but a matching coral-red dish of the Jiajing period (AD 1522-66), also unmarked but from the Qing court collection, is in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 29; another iron-red bowl of similar form, but with the enamel more unevenly applied, was sold in these rooms, 15th November 1988, lot 152.

Sotheby's. The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains. Hong Kong | 09 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com