Lot 5. A fine celadon 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); diameter 18 cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD (335,698 EUR) © Sotheby's 2013
well potted with deep lobed rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the plain centre on the interior surrounded by narrow flutes resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum flower and continuing across the foot on the exterior, elegantly covered overall with an even pale celadon glaze, draining to white at the scalloped rim and on the raised ridges on the interior and pooling to a darker tone between the lobes on the exterior, the base left white and inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double ring
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Helen Bernat (label).
Exhibited: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994.
Evolution to Perfection. Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection/Evolution vers la perfection. Céramiques de Chine de la Collection Meiyintang, Sporting d’Hiver, Monte Carlo, 1996, cat. no. 156.
Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 860.
Note: Another celadon-glazed chrysanthemum bowl of this large size, of Yongzheng mark and period, was sold in these rooms, 17th May 1988, lot 71; and a third at Christie's Hong Kong, 26th April 2004, lot 943.
A matching celadon dish of Yongzheng mark and period from the Leshantang collection was sold in these rooms 11th April 2008, lot 2503.
Sotheby's. The Meiyintang Collection, Part V - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains. Hong Kong, 08 avr. 2013