A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi - Sotheby's

thinly potted with rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall in an even pale egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles; 21.6 cm., 8 1/2  in. Estimation: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Lot. Vendu 2,320,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: A private Japanese collection.

EXHIBITED: Ming Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2009, no. 9.

NOTE: A closely related dish in the Qing court collection and still in Beijing is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 39; one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, published in Liu Liang-yu, A Survey of Chinese Ceramics. Ming Official Wares. vol. 4, Taipei, 1991, p. 155 (top); another included in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. 2, London, 1986, pl. 774 and in colour, p. 447; and a fourth example, later incised with the name of Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India, and a date corresponding to 1612, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, Fribourg, 1978, pl. 113. Further examples include one from the H.M. Knight collection, sold in our London rooms, 12th May 1970, lot 51, and again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 3rd December 2008, lot 2541; one from the Noral Lyle Harris and B. and V. Lake collections, also sold in our London rooms, 8th November 2006, lot 28; and a pair of dishes from the E.T. Hall collection, sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2000, lot 503.

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