Lot 78. A Blue and White 'Three Friends' Dish, Qianlong Seal Mark and Period (1736-1795); 17.8cm, 7in. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the central interior painted with the Three Friends of Winter, the exterior with a lady and two children amongst terraced pavilion in a garden landscape, inscribed to the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark
Provenance: Collection of Soame Jenyns.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1983, lot 514.
Exhibited: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 115.
Literature: Soame Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. XCV.
Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London, 07 nov. 2012