Coupe 'Lotus' en porcelaine doucai, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Marque à six caractères en bleu sous couverte dans un double cercle et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Coupe 'Lotus' en porcelaine doucai, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Marque à six caractères en bleu sous couverte dans un double cercle et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735)Estimate €20,000 – €30,000 ($22,478 - $33,717). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

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The dish is delicately moulded in the form of a lotus. It is decorated with petals radiating from a Sanskrit character in the centre towards the lobed rim, surrounded by ruyi bands and the Eight Buddhist Emblems alternating with other Sanskrit characters ; small restorations. 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) diam.

NotesCompare to a similar Yongzheng-marked dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (museum number: 584-1907); a pair included in the Ching Wan Society Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Catalogue, no. 69; and another from the Jingguantang Collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 November 1996, lot 576, and illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Chinese Ceramics, vol. IV, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 134.

A DOUCAI MOULDED LOTUS-FORM DISH, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

Christie's. ART D'ASIE, 9 June 2015, Paris