A pair of finely enamelled doucai floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

A pair of finely enamelled doucai floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (reverse)

A pair of finely enamelled doucai floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,280 - $45,420). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with a stylised chrysanthemum medallion encircled by lotus scrolls. The exteriors are similarly enamelled with five stylised chrysanthemum medallions. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) diam.

Provenance:  An important private collection, amassed in 1950-1970.
Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 313.

NoteA pair of Yongzheng bowls with the similar design of five floral medallions with chrysanthemum is illustrated inChinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, part II, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1997, colour plate 100.

Christie's. APPRECIATING ELEGANCE: ART FROM THE SUI YUAN ZHAI COLLECTION, 11 May 2015, London, King Street