Lot 364. A large Famille-Rose dish, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 20 1/4 in., 51.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys.
enameled with four fluttering butterflies hovering over bamboo and two lush sprays of blossoming pink and iron-red chrysanthemum emerging from leafy boughs, the foliage of varying greens and stages of growth, the taller of the plants extending around and arching over conforming nicely to the curving form, the branches continuing over the rim and around the sides in opposing directions, apocryphal Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Lesley Ottoway Collection, New York.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 sept. 2013