Lot 122. A blue and white 'Ode to the Red Cliff' dish, Transitional period. Diameter 10 1/8 in., 25.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's.
with gentle shallow sides, the interior painted with a scene from 'Ode to the Red Cliff', with Su Dongpo and two friends in a raft drinking wine, steered by an attendant through a mountainous riverscape, beneath a crane in flight and an inscription describing the scene.
Provenance: Acquired by Mr. Henry S. Palmer in Hong Kong in the 1850s and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013