A fine pair of celadon-glazed incised dishes,Yongzheng six character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The gently rounded exteriors are lightly incised with a continuous scroll bearing lingzhi fungus amidst rocks and are covered in a soft, sea-green glaze which pools to a slightly darker tone in the incised decoration. The interiors and bases are white. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam., box
Provenance: Private collection, Rome, 1980.
Inspired Connoisseurship: Property from a European Collection; Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3518.
Notes:A similar dish is illustrated by Peter Y. K. Lam in Shimmering Colours, Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods, The Zhuyuetang Collection, Hong Kong, 2005, p. 157, no. 86; and another, from the collection of Mr. Peter W. Hyui, is illustrated by Laurence C. S. Tam in Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Min Chiu Society and The Urban Council, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, p. 70, no. 74.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza